Why Facebook and other websites should pay people who provide free content.

Free-content-providers of the world, unite!

Free-content-providers of the world, unite!

Conversations With Fascinating People.
Feb. 15 2012 7:47 PM

Yes, Facebook should pay you. So should Slate!

Jaron Lanier, “father of virtual reality” and author (ironically) of the techno-skeptic manifesto You Are Not a Gadget, thinks you’re getting a raw deal. You give content to Facebook—and to Slate, if you leave a comment below—and you don’t get paid for it. Lanier says that a better system is possible and could change the world:  

You can watch the whole conversation here. And here is an excerpt from the conversation that appeared on Slate earlier this week.