Twitch.tv now belongs to Amazon. It was also proudly announced a while ago that Twitch.tv is now its own company. Yeah, Amazon, you’re basically bragging with your tax evasion.
I made an account at Twitch.tv to give livestreaming a try.
I got added to a newsletter for all Twitch users. No surprise there, and maybe tolerable, but then I get my first newsletter e-mail and it’s advertising for Amazon Prime. Which they already try to forcefully cram down my throat on Amazon as if their life depended on it. (Poor near-monopolist global corporation. Always on the brink of bankruptcy.)
So then I open a link with the intention of unsubscribing, and it tells me why I am subscribed:
Because I am a valued member of the Twitch community.
Bah, those suckup rhetorics. Cut the bullshit.
Then I unsubscribe, and I receive a confirmation e-mail that states:
” ** We have removed your email address from our list.
We’re sorry to see you go.”
Ehm, what? I merely unsubscribed from an e-mail newsletter and they act as if I canceled my account. Are those creeps trying to guilt-trip me with inflated emo-drama?
Every time I have to deal with stuff like this, I am reminded of a certain movie that is like a metaphor for the modern marketing mindset:
The Cable Guy is your friendly neighborhood global corporation just wanting to be your best friend.
By the way, IMDB is Amazon, too.