So…this just happened to me.
Twitter will now track the activities from all your OTHER apps on your smart phone/tablet.
That’s right, Twitter will use:
- your FourSquare/Swarm geolocation data to target you for ads.
- your pictures to see what you take pictures of to target you for ads.
- your songs to see what music you listen to so they can target you for ads
- your Instagram photos to see who likes them so they can target ads to them.
- your airlines apps so they can serve you targeted ads on your flights
- your phone calls to see who/where you call so they can target ads to you/them.
You get the idea.
From Twitter’s EULA: “…collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in.”
Creeped out? You know you can disable this feature through the Twitter app’s settings menu. Depending on the iOS:
- For iOS device users: disable this through setting —> account —-> privacy —-> “Tailor Twitter based on my apps.“
- For Android users: settings —-> account —-> other —-> “Tailor Twitter based on my apps.“
I get that Twitter would like to collect data with what I do using in the Twitter app. In fact, I expect it. However, I am a bit uncomfortable with Twitter collecting info from various other apps.
Not cool Twitter. Way to be that creepy Uncle.
On-call? Ready deployment? or traveling in the next 72-hours?
Traveling to/from Hawaii in the next 72 hours?
Before you go, you might want to read these flight notifications from these commercial carriers.
Travel safe peeps.
If you ever thought punctuation doesn’t matter…just ask the Associated Press right now.
In 9 minutes, the Twitterverse went bonkers. AP was forced to respond.
Punctuation matters peeps.
If you have ever flown with me, then you know…
…I am that guy that ALWAYS pulls out the safety card briefing card during prep for flight.
I follow along w/ the flight crew as they go over all safety procedures.
Seriously, I don’t care how hot you are, I will be paying attention during flight briefing. Try to distract me…and it won’t work.
Maybe it’s the years doing preflight checks or my over active imagination that when the time comes, I will most likely be at the door – who knows!
Race time! Ready….Set……
I’ll ask again: Are you sure you want to join me on assignment?
Thai Airways had a front landing gear failure upon landing at Bangkok.
As part of their crisis plan, they spray painted/blacked out their company logo from the aircraft.
Ahem…despite your vehicles, apparatus, aircraft, etc….getting into an accident, do not try to spray paint your logo off the rigs.
Here to help illustrate the point, check this short video out.
Kudos to those crazy Taiwanese animation folks.