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I would be interesteed in your thoughts on something:

Why is unionizing in IT so difficult? What can we do to facilitate it?

#PlsBoost

Now. There is a Wendy's and a McDonald's each about the same distance from my house. I know they have approximately the same menu and prices. I don't think I believe either one tastes better.

I know that I am definitely more likely to purchase Wendy's, because when I was a teenager I somehow absorbed an image of that brand being more human and earnest. That came from their PR infiltration into the culture, and even there I am still extremely dubious about the effect of their actual ads.

I dunno, it's such a huge part of capitalism it seems irresponsible to dismiss advertising as relatively harmless noise, but either a) it's somehow extracting money from me in completely invisible ways, b) my experience is not representative of the people they target for effective profit -- and howdy that thought smells -- or c) its all useless and doesn't actually work. I dunno

I search on Google, they perfectly well have the capability to filter information getting to me. I doubt my adblock is so smart that they're the slightest bit hampered in getting any information they want about my browsing habits. I am advertised to, even if less than I could be. If any connection exists between my purchasing habits and ads I've seen, its incredibly subtle... most of my spending is to the geographically nearest grocery store to my house on the geometrically cheapest brands.

I have adblock, I don't watch television, my primary social media is Discord. Not to claim immunity, but I really have cut down the total acreage of advertising space in my life and that's gotta count for something. If sassy brand Twitters are the way they "get us", then why does the conventional advertising still exist? Is the whole thing, as financial history has shown can perfectly well be, an industry of smoke and mirrors?

I don't know what to make of advertising. Google, Facebook, and Twitter, all multi-billion dollar companies make it (and its efficient targeting) their entire business model. Ads are perpetually getting denser, louder, more abundant. You hear about the attention economy, and brands as personas, "you are not immune to propaganda", "today we will eat at mcdonald", but... how effective is it really?

Sage Mode Pikachu is here to warn you about risk of foodborne illness 🍥 :pikachu: 🍥

the fact that they looked at their bullying problem is relevant to their conclusion. Where else would they get the idea?

my junior high: "The children are unhealthy! They do not play outside, and are showing clear signs of depression and stress."

my junior high: *looks at its rigid factory-style schedule, huge workloads, and endemic bullying problem*

my junior high: "We must hire a man to yell at them for not exercising. Also he will mention the word 'condom' one time."

I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

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you real quick why is this apparently the only picture anyone has ever taken of a shopping mall?

health/body-related problems, weird positivity Show more

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*character has huge sharp teeth they're constantly licking*

me: I feel safe.

*character looks like a shojou porcelain doll and has a band-aid on one knee*

me: I need to get the fuck out of here right now

There's a conversation to be had here about pushing for more robust and useful content warnings in social media.

But what's the deal with this correlation? I love the pink lace aesthetic, it scratches an itch in me. But I'm also coming to get unnerved by it because of how often it's gone *that* direction. That's not at all been my experience with vore... or transformation where you might expect some relation to body integrity stuff.

I just don't get it.

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