Artist Auctions Off His Facebook Password to Strangers

Artist Auctions Off His Facebook Password to Strangers

Nick Hugh Schmidt explored the the roots of digital agency and identity by auctioning a major facet of his digital life

Rachel Pincus
  • 26 may 2015

Social media has given us endless enjoyment—but social media also has become a billion-dollar business by selling our personal information to advertisers and spying on our online activity. But one freelance art director-turned-conceptual-artist, Nick Hugh Schmidt, has turned the concept on its head by trying to auction his Facebook password on eBay. And the authorities on the site weren’t happy.

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