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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Heineken DM'd Me: Don't Share Our Content with Those Who Can't Drink Beer

Heineken DM by stevegarfield
Heineken DM, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Note: If you are under the legal purchasing age for beer in your country, do not read this blog post:

The Heineken Twitter Account DM'd me this:

"Thanks for following. Our content is intended for people of legal purchasing age so please don't share it with those who aren't. Cheers!"

I tweeted back with a DM:

"Seriously? I can't control who sees my tweets. I've got 26,886 followers."

My DM was rejected because Heineken isn't following me.

Discuss.

1 comment:

  1. I got the same thing and thought it was silly.

    What is worse is that a couple of weeks ago I followed Woodford Reserve. They sent a DM that I had to click on a link to verify my age WITHIN AN HOUR or else they'd block the follow.

    I got the DM when I landed in LA after a 6 hour flight. Now I can't follow them.

    I get being smart about legal drinking ages and such, but some good old fashion common sense would go a LOOOONG way.

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