Sod your bleeding pen. Where's my fillings?
778 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
I don't particularly relish the thought of being shoved mindless advertising for irrelevant crap in which I'm not interested. Neither do I relish the prospect of being shoves ads for relevant crap which I have already satisfied my need, but which it is supposed I am still interested because behavioural monitoring doesn't actually work properly.
They obviously recognise that, so it must be reeaonable to expect they will be paying you the going rate, for the time you spend doing a job for them.
After all, they ARE asking you to perform a service, aren't they. They are asking you to take time out to review some material that they have pushed at you but which you don't actually want. I'd class that as asking me to do work.
Now, my consultancy fees for reviewing material are currently £50 per hour (I'm a cheap whore, really), with a minimum of 2 hours consultancy.
I think I can put up with that. Anything less and they can shove it.
Is it the person or just the PC? If Mrs Wigglebaum opts out at work, will she be opted out when she goes on line at home?
As far as Mrs Wigglebaum knows, she has opted out once and would quite reasonably be expected not to be further bothered.
Maybe the Advertising Standards Authority could comment?
Why I should be even passingly interested in "sharing stuff on the web". I can understand dropping someone a quick email if I've seen something that may be relevant,.
Just to post "Hey everyone, lookit this" for everyone who claims (or is claimed by Farcebook et al, to be an acuaintance) strikes me as utterly inane.
Why should I believe that world+dog (or at least my retinue of friends, acquaintances and people I've noddded to) has even the remotest interest in my every move.
Can we have untainted, unskewed serach results, please, that don't change depending whether I'm logged in or not, on whether I'm using someone elses' PC, whether I've just been looking at any soecific products.
Google got good being straightforward, simple and reliable.
i really hope they are not beginning to Clever themselves into uselessness.
On the basis that anyone signing up will get stuffed with yet more junk marketing; I'd readily agree to paying three quid a pop to top up, but only if I can bill my time for reading (or otherwise) any marketing drivel I receive from them of people they've sold my name to and dealing with it as I, in my sole opinion, see fit, for five quid a pop.
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