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Old 16th January 2021, 03:34 PM   #101
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Here's what I don't understand about the cloud. I'm assuming it is just a network of computers. If someone wanted to have their own functional social media network, why do they need, for example, Amazon? Do you need a host if you have your own network of servers?

I am thinking server is just another word for computer but I may be picturing this all wrong.

(hey ... you ... offa my cloud!")

But then I don't understand the business model to begin with. I hate getting targeted ads; I find it quite creepy. Frankly by the time you've bought into a cloud IMO you've already gone full Orwell. Or worse. "Please put me under surveillance, I don't want to miss any ads on tactical equipment or one easy trick to burning belly fat!"
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