On May 4th, 2015 I attempted to auction my Facebook password on eBay, starting the bidding off at $.99. After 6 days and 34 bids the bidding was up to $165.00 and eBay shut down the auction because it violated their selling policies. 

To continue the piece, I had a live auction two days later. Where my Facebook password sold for $115.00 to artist Andrew Ohanesian

He now has full ownership of my personal Facebook account


Selected Press: 

"Brooklyn Artist Auctions Off His Facebook Password on eBay" 
- Artnet 

"If you want to ruin someone's digital life, it's now on sale at the starting bid of $1"
- Dazzed Digital 

"It's more of a social experiment to kind of hold the mirror up to the subject and kind of put the spotlight on them — the buyer — and see what they do with it."
- Newsy  

"It will either confirm our belief in the general benevolence of people or confirm everybody's fears of what we think somebody would do with our Facebook." 
- The Creators Project / Vice 

“If you read enough on surveillance you know that everything is practically transparent anyway, so why not beat them to the punch, it’s pointless to try to hide, so I would rather reverse the trend, subvert my surveillance by exposing myself before they can.”
- Brokelyn 

"Banned by eBay, This Guy's Holding a Real Life Auction for His Facebook Password"
- Motherboard / Vice 

"Let’s be real for a second. For the possible price of just 99c, you can own an extra Facebook and get real creepy."
- Bushwick Daily 

"Artist’s Facebook Page Is Auctioned Off for $115, Promptly Covered in Dick Pics"
- Motherboard / Vice 

"How much is your online ID worth? This man auctioned off his Facebook profile to find out" 
- Mirror.UK 

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

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