How Venmo is encouraging a new kind of conspicuous consumption
- March 10, 2015
- Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and social sciences dean, is quoted in Slate Mar. 10, 2015
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.