Alright it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a super hectic time but if everything goes well, I’ll have a decent break like 10 days from now and then I’ll be able to post more often. Anyway, today I wanna talk about short-lived obsessions, you know when you get SUPPPPEEEERRRR into something, almost to the point of being obsessed, but it only lasts for a few days or a week? Yes that kind of thing.
(Note: this was posted on my old blog on September 17, 2015)
If you care about Amazon at all, you probably know that they held an event on July 15th 2015 to celebrate the e-commerce giant’s 20thbirthday. This event, suitably named “Prime Day” was advertised to be a “more-deals-than-Black-Friday” shopping bonanza and one of the main purposes was to “lure” more people into the Prime program. The excitement over this unprecedented online July’s Black Friday built up substantially over the preceding weeks and then, burst spectacularly on social media sites, where people posted all sorts of remarks about the deals being offered. Despite all this drama and early reports on how Walmart beat Amazon on Prime Day, Amazon has decided to make Prime Day an annual event, enforcing their claims that July 15th has been a sweeping success. Continue reading