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(Ars Technica)   'Oh, don't worry if we hijack your twitter account in order to make you shill for us. We're just hijacking your twitter account to make you shill for us'   ( divider line
    More: Followup, New York Comic Con, national accounts, aircraft hijacking  
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7360 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Oct 2013 at 2:16 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-14 02:40:13 PM  
2 votes:
They agreed to this. Maybe people should start reading those things they sign.
2013-10-14 02:30:18 PM  
2 votes:
If you take the time to link your Facebook and Twitter accounts to your Comic Con access badge, you deserve to have bad things happen to you.
2013-10-14 03:23:19 PM  
1 vote:
That permission is in pretty much every app and website that ever wants your twitter info ever. It's generally used for things like being able to autotweet when you visit a restaurant, pass a milestone in a fitness app, or beat someone's score in a game. The different is that people are generally explicitly aware of what they are getting into, they opt in a settings menu, and have to do something to make those tweets go out.

This one goes over the line for the customer relationship with the same warning that people are used to from companies who aren't quite so stupid. I'm sure that plenty of people saw the permission to send out tweets and assumed it worked the way it does with just about every other company that asks for it.  The story isn't "duh, people are stupid for agreeing to this." The story is that the NYCC people are dicks.
2013-10-14 02:51:53 PM  
1 vote:
This reminds me of a stunt that some amusement park called "Eight Flags" did years ago. While patrons were inside, enjoying the park, the employees were slapping "Eight Flags" bumper stickers on every vehicle in the lot. My parents, who kept their vehicles immaculate, were royally piffed.
2013-10-14 02:41:12 PM  
1 vote:
This idea of social marketing is genius, until people stop trusting recommendations from friends and family because they're not certain of the provenance of the review.
2013-10-14 02:22:35 PM  
1 vote:
I'm so hip that I don't ever HAVE a Twitter account.
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