Walled garden?

It is common to refer to universally popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest as walled gardens.” But they are not gardens; they are walled industrial sites, within which users, for no financial compensation, produce data which the owners of the factories sift and then sell.

Alan Jacobs, Minding the Digital Commons, Hedgehog Review Spring 2018

March 18, 2019

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