On the Internet, People Only Rally Once

If I was a successful corporation or government entity and I wanted the general public to accept a policy that was good for me but bad for them1, I might do something like the following:

  1. Create a Terms and Conditions page that’s sure to create a bunch of link-bating headlines that would be shared all over the Internet.
  2. Publicly¬†apologize, tell people they’re right and they have simply misunderstood our intentions. Promise a revision.
  3. Wait. Then re-write the Terms and Conditions to say whatever I want. No one cares anymore, they got their victory.

Shhh, let’s just keep this between you and me. It’s a good thing nothing like this has ever happened before.

  1. It’s a good thing corporations and government entities aren’t as clever as me, amiright?

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