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Re: <nettime> paying users for their data
brian.holmes {AT} aliceadsl.fr on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> paying users for their data


Felix says:

"Now this is obviously the roughest of ballpark estimates you can make --
and I would be happy to see a better one -- but on the face of it,
it seems to indicate that viewing one personal data as an economic asset
is really a lousy idea, no matter how you slice it."


Well, if you were being paid by some quasi-state surveillance operator to
alienate yourself from your most intimate personal relationships, that
would be quite a slice of contemporary life now, wouldn't it? But that's
what would be happening if Facebook was remunerating your gaze.

The idea of paying people for their attention has ever been the most
narrow-minded decline of welfare-state unionism into abject Matrix-like
servility. Create your own liberation and ditch the attention economy!

BH



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