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Edit: oh my God. I made up the beatings comment on the spot. But one of the borg actually said something like this https://twitter.com/antipoetry/status/1162028572929855488?s=...
Edit2: oh whew obvious parody. Hilarious, nearly fell for it!
> The profile clearly states it is not affiliated with or connected to any similarly-named individuals or brands.
Update: FYI, my qualm wasn’t about AmazonFCs, but seeing the business end of Amazon try to put a distressed driver back on the road immediately after a very serious accident. The person who contacted me from Amazon told me that the driver was not put back on driving duty that day (so at least someone paid attention). So it’s not all negative.
Needless to say, I shop a lot less on Amazon these days and try to buy from other shops whenever possible.
You do realize that the cage is there to protect the worker, right?
If you think "worker in a cage, on top of a robot" is terrible, have you ever seen a construction crane? It is literally a robot with a cage in which a worker sits -- and just like the (never implemented!) patent from Amazon, the point of the cage is to protect the worker.
Here's the list of account names using Sprinklr that was mentioned in the NYT article: https://twitter.com/AlexBNewhouse/status/1162036960027742209
The truth is the internet is teaching the biggest lesson ever in critical thinking and getting your information from many sources across spectrums, individuals, companies, countries, divides and more.
Let's hope that people see it as a lesson and not somewhere they can bask in their confirmation bias all day, or make decisions based on fear, in those cases the populace is easy to manipulate.
While I agree that internet does teach critical thinking, it's also the the most dangerous. If you watch a video of Alex Jones on YouTube for example, I bet the recommendation engine would feed you similar items and would ultimately feed your confirmation bias. The machine learning is optimized for engagement and not necessarily to give you other views/perspectives.
The critical thinking lessons you mention are likely to come at the price of a massive loss of human life.
I just did a quick check: 5% of the top 100 submissions on hacker news right now are from one information source - The New York Times. Hacker news does have some technical content as well, so the percentage would be higher if we only count political submissions.
Or keep focusing on the weird customer-antagonistic inferior chinese trash importing campaign that's been ongoing for the last few years.
This looks like a bunch of joke tweeters that got caught in each others' schticks.
Amazon PR email to bellingcat.com confirms that the ambassador program is real:
Replying to "I also am required to enjoy things. I like laughing and having fun. It is agreeable to me." with "I like smiling!"
Or "Post literally anything from this account if you're being forced to do so against your will by your boss." with
"My boss is awesome! He’s great. I asked him if I could do this and he said sure!"
all seems really tongue-firmly-in-cheek.
I imagine that amazon employees didn't like the bad rep their company was getting for working conditions, and volunteered to respond on social media in an organized way. IF this is the case, then media organizations probably shouldn't be attacking them
And again, it's incredibly rare for major corporations to tell easily verifiable falsehoods. I can't imagine that Amazon would instruct these people to lie about working on the warehouse floor. It's too big of a risk to their reputation and corporate goodwill for a very small reward.
You-know-who's razor here...the simplest explanation is most likely correct.
A genre I used to read a lot of is the cult escapee autobiography. Humans are incredibly good at believing whatever they need to believe to get by. And, presumably as with Amazon, there's a strong selection bias. The people who won't blame themselves like this don't work at Amazon for long, and if they do, they don't get selected to be "ambassadors". The first step for which is surely a "thank you sir may I have another" relationship  with their boss.
Anyone can start this up. Just get some bitcoin ready.
Eight years ? To me they just look like good old strikebreakers in a modern context.
These appear to be real humans.
I see so many fake accounts, sock puppets etc. just about any place I look, that I just accept that to not be an idiot myself I need to spend time thinking through everything.
I don't understand writing that seems to assume that anybody, or their analysis, can be automatically believed.
Workers (?) that are paid for talking good about their employer? What's the interesting bit here?
Reminds me of the missionaries carrying bibles, in this case spreading the Lord Bezos word.
It’s pure propaganda, straight out of Russia’s 2016 playbook.
If companies like Amazon will dominate in the future I don’t want to have kids.
Also notice that each tweet is sent out by sprinklr.
The answer involves the degree of editorial indepence they have and sheds light on the precise the motiviations of the world's richest man for buying a masthead newspaper.
Different people will draw different conclusions. I suspect there will be a majority leaning in one direction.
 Which is huge; they're #5 on the Fortune 500 and employ 647,000 people: https://fortune.com/fortune500/2019/amazon-com
You may be wondering what my point is, but maybe the media brought this on themselves? I’m as appalled as you are by Amazon workers wearing diapers, and I personally think the way they utilise the gig-economy to avoid giving workers rights is bordering wage-slavery (I’m a socialist Dane, so I hope you’ll forgive me for that), but Amazon is a huge company and I’m betting a lot of people there are genuinely happy.
Imagine being those people. I work in public sector digitalisation, I think I know a thing or two about how it feels when everyone has a negative opinion on what you do. I makes you want to post like these Amazon employees, especially because onlookers almost never have a clue about actually what’s going on because the world is way too complicated to fit into a few 3-6 paragraph articles on the web.