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A life shared out

YOU have heard of social-networking addicts: people who crave validation through "likes" and "retweets", whose success is counted in online friends and followers. But Mike Merrill has taken this a stage further: he is a "publicly traded person". If you visit kmikeym.com, you can buy shares in him, and that gives you the right to vote on the big issues of his life.

Speaking on The Digital Human (Radio 4, Monday of last week), Mr Merrill, who is 37, talked matter-of-factly ...

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