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Big Brother in your pocket

Yesterday, I had lunch and beer at Buffalo Wild Wings while watching some college football. I never checked in or mentioned the place on facebook that I know of. But, suddenly, on facebook’s spam section of “pages you may like”, the top spot is Buffalo Wild Wings.

23 Responses to “Big Brother in your pocket”

  1. 3 gun Says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t get a text while still at BWW offering a % off if you show’em the text. If you leave geo location on and have your FB app running it will often happen. Stores track you in real time when you walk in, some even down to where in the store you go and how long you spend in each area. With the RFID chips they can even tell which items you stop to look at and for how long. Be careful what apps you load, some will turn on things you may not want on by default.

  2. Jerry Says:

    I saw you at a local, uhm, store once. It must have been before you got the smart phone.

  3. SayUncle Says:

    Should have said hello.

  4. wildbill Says:

    And THAT, boys and girls, is why I don’t even own a cell phone. I don’t care much for having a phone at home, much less one that follows me around.

  5. adam Says:

    That’s how Facebook works unfortunately – all about ad revenue based upon your activity and location.

  6. Anthony - Rehabilitated Hack Writer Says:

    Do you have droid?

    There are several droid apps that happily do this.

  7. Jerry Says:

    I’m a Baptist, we don’t do that at the, uhm, store.

  8. SayUncle Says:

    Lol. Baptists. See my wife’s Presbyterian minister there some of the time. He talks up a storm.

  9. SayUncle Says:

    Yes, it’s a droid. I figure it was just the FB app.

  10. Jerry Says:

    Never take les than two Baptists fishing. If you only take one, he’ll drink all your beer.

  11. Old NFO Says:

    THAT is why location services are ALWAYS off on my phone (for what that is worth)…

  12. comatus Says:

    The Jews do not recognize the divinity of Christ.
    The Lutherans do not recognize the intercession of Mary.
    And two Baptists do not recognize each other at the ABC.

  13. David Garrett Jr. Says:

    Speaking of apps, I came across a Fusion Center terrorism reporting app. Delaware and West Virginia have them.
    Technology is getting weirder.

  14. Not a chance Says:

    A corporation isn’t the government. Captain anti-PSH needs to check his own drawers.

  15. SayUncle Says:

    Who said it was?

  16. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    Ahh, but under chrony capitalism, the corps are agents of the .gov

  17. Jerry Says:

    Hey, I just saw you, once.

  18. Not a chance Says:

    I’m Toby and I eat paste.

    I also troll poorly.

  19. SayUncle Says:

    No one confused FB with the state. Your comment has been edited to reflect your stupidity.

  20. comatus Says:

    Under chrony capitalism, everyone you do business with knows your muzzle velocity.

  21. Jay G. Says:

    comatus wins the internet for the last comment…

  22. Ben Says:

    I’m not trying to thread-jack, but if memory serves me correctly, BW3 has an anti-carry policy passed down from corporate. In my part of the world, we educate our CCW students about it as an example of a business who could ask you to leave (if you’re seen carrying per their policy) even though it’s not posted on their door.

    You may be aware of this… lots of folks we run into are not. For the sake of not blatantly linking to others’ pages from Unc’s, the discussions can be found via some relatively quick search engine submission.

    …and it sure as hell doesn’t stop them from blowing up your social media apps when you pop in for crappy wings and overpriced beer (at least at ours). That right there is reason enough for me to avoid them.

  23. Siergen Says:

    Remember, Facebook isn’t charging *you*, because you are not the customer, you are the product…

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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