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World Dispatch: Don’t let Seamless ads turn you into a monster

These ads are bad. Don’t be these people, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

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Culture

World Dispatch: Don’t let Seamless ads turn you into a monster

These ads are bad. Don’t be these people, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Every Monday through Thursday, The Outline World Dispatch brings you stories about Power, Culture, and the Future. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated. Hosted by yours truly.

Recognize these?

These are just a handful in a line of Seamless ads that seem to be leaning into the worst impulses and sociopathic tendencies of its customers. But at what point does the “joke” actually contribute to the way we view and interact with these services in a growing gig economy? Outline social editor Brandy Jensen is fed up, and on today’s episode she tells me why.

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“Please make sure the mayonnaise is organic. Yes, I can taste the difference.” — John, Williamsburg
“Go to 2B. Tell them to stop stealing my Wi-Fi. Deliver to 2A for a well-earned high-five.” — Tanya, Brooklyn Heights
“Hell is other people’s Seamless orders.” — Brandy Jensen, Internet
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