When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue – NYTimes.com

These huge corporations have no ethics. They use a lousy 50cent coupon or a Facebook LIKE to exempt them from legal liability after they poison your body with chemical additives, sugar, salt and Lord knows what else! They then convince you it’s lean or healthy or less fat. These companies like General Mills have no community. No soul. Grow your own. Buy local.

They poison the concept of social media just as they made television toxic. People are enticed or manipulated, even deceived, into just being consumers never mind objects.

Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?

General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/business/when-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue.html?_r=1&smid=fb-share&referrer=

From Al Smith – @literateowl

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