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Old 07-19-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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Mixing social media with shopping care of Amazon. This won't be good for those without self-control. Is there any limit to the depth of Amazon's of depravity/domination?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKBN1A42HQ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...204614612.html (normally I wouldn't link to a Yahoo article, but this one explains it fairly well).
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: NY/LA
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I'm not sure why anyone would be upset about this. What's so depraved about Spark?
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:10 AM
 
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An advertising insert for your phone. What a country!
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Mixing social media with shopping care of Amazon. This won't be good for those without self-control. Is there any limit to the depth of Amazon's of depravity/domination?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKBN1A42HQ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...204614612.html (normally I wouldn't link to a Yahoo article, but this one explains it fairly well).
Then it is the fault of those with poor self-control. Not Amazon.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:25 PM
 
Location: California
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People have become so self important OF COURSE some will want to post photos to social media about everything and anything they purchase, thus becoming a walking advertisement that nobody has to pay for.


I'm glad I quit SM long ago. I can't imagine how much energy it sucks with people trying to keep up and stay relevant with their social peers.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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This is along the lines of book recommendations that appear when you sign up at a book website like Goodreads and pick the genres you like. Except when Amazon Spark shows you these recommendations, you can buy it.

It's just another way to sell more stuff, like all companies do!! One-Click is supposed to get people to buy more because it's so easy.

I don't use social media at all, so I couldn't care less.
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