Agreed, quite the statement and they've got a good point. Consumerism runs rampant...
I was never all that plugged in myself, but last summer I ditched Facebook after less than a year of using the service. Mike, I think you'd like to know you're actually part of the reason I got rid of FB.
Back when you and Andrea got screwed by that crooked plumber, I posted a description of what happened on my Wall along with the name of the company, and asked my 200+ friends to share the post if they believed in fair customer practices. I was really hoping to create a buzz, silly me, I didn't have one picture of a turtle in a shoe or a cat with a bow on it's head, so what did I expect? I think I got 18 likes and not a single share, and that began my trek out of FB. I reasoned if I couldn't use Facebook to do a single useful thing, my time was better spent elsewhere, and after several attempts to make FB work for me, I finally deemed it worthless and, like shoes with busted down heels or my ex wife, threw it in the trash with the other worthless things.
I'll say this in Google's defense, though, they give me an awful lot of services for which I've never paid one red cent. The OS on my phone, my email account, GPS navigation and StreetView images to spice up my blog right here on TMW -- these are all things they've provided for me free of charge. I realize what I 'pay' for those services is my privacy, but for as much time as I spend on the internet I'm not the sort of user they're really mining from. I don't click Like buttons, even when I had FB, I don't Pin things or Tweet about the new DVD player I just bought, and I have yet to add a 'suggested item' to my cart on Amazon. All they're getting from me is targeting marketing, and to date I've never clicked an ad anywhere.
But, awesome video! Not my musical taste, but activism beats slacktivism any day and I'll bet Lee Camp would get a kick outta this. (-: