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.
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