Operator Speaking by Zachary Constantine
 

The Product

2012-04-01 03:28:42 // The Operator
 

All social networks run on the principle that, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.

- Charlie Stross

New medium, same ol’ rub.

One Response to “The Product”

  1. David Lloyd-Jones Says:

    Wonderful!

    I remember the joy of clarity when I first reaised that magazines and television are a major example of this. The product they sell to advertisers is “eyeballs,” mine. I was deluded to think that by buying a magazine I had made a choice and paid for it; n fact I had barely paid for the paper it was printed on.

    Credit is not mine for figuring this out. I think I got it from Newt Minow, the television critic, when I was a child.

    Cheers,

    -dlj.

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