It started with a tweet about how a new Congresswoman is dressed. There was a backlash on Twitter. I’ve seen several stories about that. Less noticed, it seems to me, is the tweeter promotes his book on Twitter. https://twitter.com/eScarry/status/1063193793942425600 People clicked over to Amazon to give the book 1-star reviews. You can see that when… Continue reading Book Review Backlash
A very conservative friend shared a rant I’ve seen in the past. No big deal. Curiously, though, at the end (under the See More break) was a piece of text not consistent with the rest. If You Want True Financial Freedom and Not Have to Worry about This Contact Me and I’ll Show You a… Continue reading MLM mashup with political tribalism
I know the stores track my purchases. They have tons of data on each of us. Their apps and rewards cards are precisely for knowing who I am and tracking me. The other day, my girlfriend asked me to buy something using her rewards card to push it over the $1 she was short to… Continue reading Stores Tracking Me Could Be More Helpful
Do boycotts work anymore? It seems like of late boycotts have returned to the en vogue way of attacking a company or movie with owners or creators one dislikes. But, then people on the other side of the issue see the talk about a boycott and step up their business. If anything, then it seems… Continue reading The Anti-Boycott
The overuse of “This is your last chance” annoys me. Last means there are no other chances beyond it. If I do not act now, then I have to accept the penalty for the rest of eternity that I could have taken the offer but failed to do so. However, when someone is trying to… Continue reading Last Chance!
An advertisement for a Porsche plug-in hybrid really fails. First, Porsche was old and lame by high school. Lotus, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and so many other car companies come ahead. Second, I do not have a job where an ostentatious car helps me. Third, I cannot keep my mobile phone properly charged. A plug-in hybrid is not the… Continue reading Ad Fails