Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cyber Monday

I really find it hard to believe that this term "Cyber Monday" is/has become "official"... The term was created out of thin air by a group of marketers from Shop.org. The term is being talked about and discussed in the news as if this were a real event. I'm actually a bit surprised that places like FauxNews, NPR!, CNN, and even the Daily Show (although John Stewart did it justice by claiming that "Cyber Monday" was then followed by "Identity Theft Tuesday").
DON'T fall for the marketing hype. If you hear someone use this term be sure to correct them, or ask them for evidence (which there is none). I fear this is going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, and that even one year after the term was created it has already embedded itself into our collective corporate consciousness.
You can read the details over on a wikipedia page here.

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