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 # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nett...@kein.org