I recently saw a story (Richmond Times-Dispatch) with the headline Comcast wants to sell your web history. Most of us are already giving up personal information about our viewing and watching habits when we join or use services such as Google, Netflix and Facebook.
Now Comcast is asking the Federal Trade Commission for the opportunity to also track its subscribers for marketing purposes, just like At&T is currently tracking. You have to agree to let the carrier track your web history, search activity and other valuable behavioral data that can be used for advertising purposes. Does it make you pine for the simple days?
Well then, let me mention a book for some weekend reading. It might take you back to the “good ole days” and even make you feel like you are reading some history… even though it might be “history light”.
The book is titled Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents. It’s $2.99 for Amazon’s kindle version. As a sample from the book analysis, you will learn tidbits like the following, assuming it’s all true:
• George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his salary on booze
• John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River
• Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model
• Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash
• Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia
See, that’s one way of escaping the harsh reality of all these companies in our personal business. Of course, I suspect that Amazon will know your reading habits. And the wheel keeps turning!
And for our pic o’ day, I hope all your dreams come true!!! Have a great weekend.