Outsmarting the Facebook Lobster Trap: Three Worries, One Guideline, Seven Principles

Enclosure is a process whereby a resource held in common is taken into private control. The acts of enclosure of the industrial age were about land, they were brutal and conspicuous, and they were implemented, to a large degree, by force. The acts of enclosure of the information age are about social assets, they are subtle and invisible, and they are being implemented, to a large degree, by peer pressure. Although the larger dynamic of digital enclosure should be the subject of a longer piece, today I'll touch briefly on what this dynamic means for constructive nonprofit use of Facebook.

2009-06-30

 Facebook enclosure hype social network activism non-governmental organizations trap marketing

Return to the linkmark list.