Faustian Bargain

A deal with the Devil or pact with the Devil is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. The "Bargain with the devil" constitutes motif number M210 and "Man sells soul to devil" motif number M211 in Stith Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk-Literature. According to traditional Christian belief in witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a demon. The person offers his or her soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, or power.
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  • Facebook offers publishers a Faustian bargain

    … network, and Zynga’s market cap (now more than $2 billion) plummeted. Facebook has even disturbed relationships with brands, decreasing their organic reach and effectively forcing them to pay for impressions they once enjoyed for free. If Facebook is willing to risk upsetting paying customers, then there’s no indication they won’t do the same to publishers that pay it nothing. Image via Shutterstock The post Facebook offers publishers a Faustian bargain appeared first on Digiday. …

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