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<nettime> Feed my Feed: Radical publishing in Facebook Groups
allan siegel on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:43:16 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Feed my Feed: Radical publishing in Facebook Groups


Hello Nettime from sub-tropical Budapest,
This is in a recent Rhizome news

Feed my Feed: Radical publishing in Facebook Groups

DOROTHY HOWARD | Wed Jul 22nd, 2015 5:12 p.m.

"These days, Facebook is so widely used that opting out constitutes an act of defiance of the norm. The refusal to participate can be made for personal reasons, but there is a sizeable group who do so as a protest of the corporate control over interpersonal communication. In a 2014 blog post, Laura Portwood-Stacer used the metaphor of "breaking up with Facebook" to describe:

active refusal as a tactical response to the perceived harms engendered by a capitalist system in which media corporations have disproportionate power over their platforms' users, who, it may be said, provide unpaid labor for corporations whenever they log on.

The burdens placed on Facebook's users are certainly significant; they include not only cognitive labor, but also online harassment, dataveillence, and the performance of the profileâwhich is pulled in multiple directions, at the same time increasingly sexualized (pulled into online dating sites like Tinder) and entrepreneurialized (pulled into sites like Airbnb), even while the display of the body within the profile is regulated in punitive, sexist fashion.â

full text: Âhttp://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/jul/22/feed-my-feed/?ref=nwslettr

best

Allan Siegel


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