How much would you pay to be my friend?
I am on my way to D.C. for a health analytics conference, where I hope to learn the state of the art for health data and modeling. So stay tuned for updates on that.
In the meantime, ponder this concept (hat tip Matt Stoller, who describes it as ‘neoliberal prostitution’). It’s a dating website called “What’s Your Price?” where suitors bid for dates.
What’s creepier, the sex-for-pay aspect of this, or the it’s-possibly-not-about-sex-it’s-about-dating aspect? I’m gonna go with the latter, personally, since it’s a new idea for me. What else can I monetize that I’ve been giving away too long for free?
Hey, kid, you want a bedtime story? It’s gonna cost you.