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Social network drinking: Facebook alerts friends when it’s time to party

Social network drinking: Facebook alerts friends when it’s time to party
One of the world’s major beer producers has come up with an unusual advertising ploy. Now just by opening a bottle of beer, you automatically get connected to social network Facebook so your friends know that the party has started.

This will be possible with a Bluetooth device imbedded in a bottle opener, which sends a signal online through your cell phone. Facebook, in turn, generates an invitation for all your friends living in the area to join in. 

There is a risk though that if repeated frequently, this activity might be detected by a data-collecting agencies or profile-building entities.

This could lead to negative consequences, such as insurance companies charging you increased insurance rates due to your alleged alcohol problems.

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