the economical relevance of cyberanthropology

Sooner or later the time may well come that I have to advertise me—read: sell myself ;-) If so, I’d advertise ‘cyberanthropology’ to the suits’n’ties like that:

A television show which is produced on virtually no budget at all, but has an audience of millions worldwide, neither gets public or commercial funding, nor is the industry interested in placing advertisement. A company tries to lure an audience of several hundred into buying music online by offering three songs for free, while said audience’s members are right in the act of exchanging terabytes of music for free. Without having any professional affiliation whatsoever with the manufacturing companies, globally dispersed collectives of unpaid individuals furnish countless man-hours to get commercial products succesfully on as many shop shelves as possible, and to keep them there as long as possible. “Wtf?” you ask? Well, …

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