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Amazon’s 55-gallon drum of sex lube endorsed by Facebook users

by | 4th, March 2012

WHO wants a 55-gallon drum of sex lube for sale on Amazon for under $1,500 (includes pump!)? Prince Harry? Saudi Arabia? Nick Bergus found the vat of lube for sale and posted a linked to it on his Facebook page. Problem was that his post became sponsored. This meant  Bergus became the face for a massive lake of sex lube. As he says:

A week later, a friend posts a screen capture and tells me that my post has been showing up next to his news feed as a sponsored story, meaning Amazon is paying Facebook to highlight my link to a giant tub of personal lubricant.

Other people start reporting that they’re seeing it, too. A fellow roller derby referee. A former employee of a magazine I still write for. My co-worker’s wife. They’re not seeing just once, but regularly. Said one friend: “It has shown up as one on mine every single time I log in.”

Be warned…

Spotter: Kottke



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