Yesterday, the Netflix US Twitter account made a joke that back-lashed as it expressed its concern about the 53 people who’ve been watching A Christmas Prince every day for 18 days.
To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
The reactions towards the tweet varied. Some were creeped out that their activity on Netflix is being watched, collected or analysed.
That's pretty creepy @netflix. Is it in your Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy that you will collect and analyze viewing habits so that you can mock people via social media? Asking for a friend. #fb
— Andrew Strutt (@andrew_strutt) December 11, 2017
I mean, I'm alright with my viewing patterns put out there, but I think we better go our seperate ways now Netflix.
— Diego (@Diegoiest) December 11, 2017
While others just viewed it as a good job of Netflix’s marketing team and found it pretty normal.
Smh @netflix marketing team winning the internet today.
— Jason Shaw (@EloveJason) December 11, 2017
How do you expect a store to run if they don’t know how their products are being used? How do you expect them to recommend new products to their buyers? How is this creepy when their library is public?
— Adrian von Gegerfelt (@DesignByAdrian) December 12, 2017
However, some people had theories to make it clear to us.
On a serious note I'm betting these were store display accounts that have it on repeat in their stores.
— Corwin Zelazney (@CorwinAQ) December 11, 2017
And the best comeback award goes to:
— Grant Hamilton (@Gramiq) December 11, 2017
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