But this further clarifies the role of users in the Darwinian ecosystem. We are at the bottom of the food chain. We are, as has been described here so many times, mere hamsters spinning the wheels. The more hamsters and the more spinning means more dollars for the beings higher-up the food chain. Unless.
Unless — we choose not to participate.
We’re going to do more in the coming weeks and months to define what we mean by “choose not to participate.” But just to begin, for vendors it means charging users a fair price for a service provided. And in return, a promise not to aggregate the users into a fine pink slime that can be reconstituted into billions of Facebook dollars. And for users, it means deciding that we’re creating more than just little dots of pink slime on Zuck’s social graph.