bart_calendar (bart_calendar) wrote,
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Fuck You! Pay Me!

So, about two weeks ago I got an email from Amazon telling me that Margaret Atwood had finally finished the Oryx and Crake trilogy and the third book, MaddAddam, would be out this fall.

I was super excited and posted my excitement on Facebook, as you do.

Yesterday I found out that ever since then Facebook has been spamming not only my Facebook friends, but people not even on my friends list with a "Sponsored Post" from me. See below.



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This has led some people to believe that I'm shilling for Amazon or Facebook. I'm not. I have nothing to do with this at all. It's particularly distressing for me because I do write ads for companies for Facebook (none that get posted on my page, but generally on company pages) and trust me if this was a shill post it would be considerably better written than "OMG I can't wait until this comes out." So, not only is Facebook making me look like I'm a fucking Amazon shill they are making me look like a bad marketing writer. And, while Amazon and Facebook are clearly making money from my post, I'm not getting a dime - even though it is my job to help companies make money from Facebook posts.

So, you know, fuck you Amazon. Fuck you Facebook. And I'm sorry that random people are getting spammed simply because I like post-apocalyptic feminist science fiction.
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