Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jennifer Egan on Social Media

Jennifer Egan on the transactions we make in order to participate in social media:
He never could quite forget that every byte of information he’d posted online (favorite color, vegetable, sexual position) was stored in the databases of multinationals who swore they would never, ever use it—that he was owned, in other words, having sold himself unthinkingly at the very point in his life when he’d felt most subversive

- Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

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