Netflix' A Christmas Prince tweet: A gaffe or invasion of privacy?

Netflix' A Christmas Prince tweet: A gaffe or invasion of privacy?

Netflix' A Christmas Prince tweet: A gaffe or invasion of privacy?

"Who hurt you?" That's not your business Netflix, even if it's all a joke.

Netflix also released data showing that one viewer actually watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl for 365 days straight.

"The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us", a Netflix spokesperson told the Independent. Many took to Twitter to express how much they hated, as well as enjoyed the movie.

But when you step back and think about it, it is deeply weird that corporate brands interact with us on Twitter like we're all just people going through our week.

What's creepy about this unusual statistic, from a company that never shares viewing data with anyone, is that it's able to single out such stats about its users.

But now the sassy service is calling some subscribers out for a very weird habit: 53 users have watched their movie, A Christmas Prince, every night for 18 nights.

But this initial blase attitude on my part wasn't fair, because there are certainly many cases where such leaked viewing histories could have serious ramifications on someone's life.


-Are there any controls on how they can access this data/what it can be used for?

Which would go down a bit easier if the original tweet wasn't binge-shaming 53 individual customers ... but okay.

Is Netflix turning into Big Brother? How do you expect them to recommend new products to their buyers?

Netflix recently conducted its annual Year in Review to assess the viewing habits of users, and this year they've gathered some pretty interesting results. The search query itself was probably anonymous as well: "find all movies that were played every day in december and # users of each, ' he added".

But the following tweet easily qualifies as the creepiest thing Netflix ever said.

Not good. Not unless you are a moron.

Latest News