'Selling Out' Is Meaningless

danah boyd writing on Medium's Message Blog:

In the recent Frontline documentary "Generation Like," Doug Rushkoff lamented that today's youth don't even know what the term "sell-out" means. While this surprised Rushkoff and other fuddy duddies, it didn't make me blink for a second. Of course this term means nothing to them. Why do we think it should?

She concludes:

These teens are not going to critique their friends for being sell-outs because they've already been sold out by the adults in their world.

Selling out, like punk rock, is bullshit.