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You’re Not the Customer; You’re the Product

Quote Investigator looks at the history of this quotation: Richard Serra? Carlota Fay Schoolman? Steve Atkins? Tom Johnson? Andrew Lewis? blue_beetle? Tim O’Reilly?
posted by Lanark on Jul 17, 2017 - 36 comments

blue_beetle callout

blue_beetle gets a call-out - from the OUseful.Info blog.
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Apr 21, 2012 - 29 comments

We're all still products being sold. But now we're pigs.

Just over a year ago, blue_beetle commented that "If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold." This made the rounds for a bit, as people recognized the truth in it. (Previously and previously on MeTa) Today, his comment has been featured -- without attribution -- on a "demotivational poster" comparing Facebook users to pigs.
posted by knile on Sep 29, 2011 - 171 comments

$5 Means We're Not the Product

August Metafilter thread "User-driven Discontent" is featured today on Lifehacker. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 23, 2010 - 38 comments

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