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SocialStock Wants To Commodify Your Social Worth
Jun18

SocialStock Wants To Commodify Your Social Worth

For the fourteenth season of the animated series South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone played with the idea of ‘friend stock’ in an episode titled, “You Have 0 Friends.” In it, Kyle befriends an especially unpopular boy on Facebook out of pity. This act eventually leads to Kyle’s Facebook account being labeled ‘bad friend stock’ by Cartman, on his show Mad Friends, itself a parody of Jim...

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Why The Future of Stripe Looks So Bright

Stripe is the the new kid on the online payment processing block, a block already full of much larger kids poised to pick a fight, (I’m looking at you Paypal). Started in early 2010 by three entrepreneurial-spirited brothers, Stripe was built from the ground up to cater to the hardworking developer, an affront to the traditionally complicated and finance-driven construction of its peers.     Simplicity is feature one,...

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