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Selfie-Alienation: How the smartphone unlocks a new frontier of commodification.


We’re creating a digital self that companies like Facebook and OK Cupid are actually selling. It’s a very interesting kind of exchange. It’s connecting the social to the economic in a novel way.

Sociologist Nicole Aschoff examines how the smartphone functions as both digital identity portal and corporate commodifier.

Nicole’s newest writing is the article The Smartphone Society in the newest issue of Jacobin.

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Nicole Aschoff

Nicole Aschoff is the author of The New Prophets of Capital and an editor at Jacobin magazine.


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