When Will There Be An Invasive Social Network That’s Right For ME?

by evanmcmurry

From the You’re Not Helping file:

Debra Aho Williamson, an advertising industry analyst and devoted coffee drinker, was intrigued by a promotion that popped up on her Facebook page recently. Sign up for a Starbucks loyalty card, it said, and get $5 off.

“When I saw that, I thought, I’m already a member of their loyalty club,” she said. “Why don’t they know that?”

Yeah, what is up with the subpar invasion of privacy to better tailor subliminal advertising, especially in order to further constrict spending habits to major corporations? This definitely warranted a complaint in the New York Times.