From Slate:
Bill Maurer, dean of the University of California, Irvine’s School of Social Sciences, told me, “With things like Venmo, what is happening is the making conspicuous of the tiny transactions that are the warp and weft of social life – making the private public, perhaps, or showing off one’s embeddedness in a web of relations.”
 
For the full story, please visit http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/03/venmo_and_the_social_niceties_of_discussing_money.html.

 

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