For those NOT in the know, there’s a conspiracy theory going around that social media, especially Facebook, actively taps your smart phone mic and camera to eavesdrop and target advertising to a scary level. I saw an article the other day that explained how it was all actually done via phone GPS and merchants selling your transaction data… supposedly. It seemed a reasonable explanation, albeit still a massive invasion of privacy.
The “SUPPOSEDLY” comes in because I just had an Orwellian moment about a half hour ago… I logged into Twitter on my laptop, and at the very top of my suggested follows list is a place I hadn’t been within miles of in a year and had done NO online searches, etc… about. I had just gotten done discussing the place face to face verbally with somebody else though.
And then it just magically pops up at the TOP of my list on Twitter?!? Like hell somebody isn’t listening. The odds otherwise of that place popping up are astronomical, especially when you factor in it’s one of the last places you’d expect to see an erotica author!