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.

"Walled Gardens"


"Tending the Digital Commons: A Small Ethics toward the Future" by Alan Jacobs, 2018

Laurel Schwulst