For those who missed my last post, the day before yesterday, Twitter made a follow recommendation that was completely unrelated to anything I’d tweeted or searched (anywhere online), or even been near in almost a year. It was a place I’d just been talking about however. Since there was NO way to know otherwise, the only conclusion I can come to is that the recent conspiracy theory about various social media outlets tapping phones and computer microphones is true.
Of course there’s pure coincidence. That’s unlikely, but people win the lottery all the time despite there being a ten times better chance of being hit by lightning, right?
Well, it happened again last night. The TV was on and the local news was talking about a serial predator getting state paid legal representation. I commented aloud that it sucks, but that I believe that guarantee is an important part of our legal rights. A few minutes later I log back into Twitter and the top of my recommended follow list is the Federalist Society.
Again, they have NOTHING to base that recommendation on. I don’t surf or search political sites, and I keep my writing completely free of politics also. The rhetoric is just too heated and unthinking on all sides, and I do NOT want it poisoning my writing or alienating followers. With that being the case, the only thing they have to base that recommendation on is verbal comments picked up by a PC or cellphone microphone, and almost right after said comments were made.
Facebook, Google, Twitter… They’re all eavesdropping I guess.