Once again the media is spewing its bullshit. By turning events into “crises” the media draws attention to itself, and earns a nice little profit from the increased viewership/listenership/readership.
Black Friday suffered another blow this week after early deals and online shopping robbed the event of many brick-and-mortar customers. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Online sales surged 14 percent on Thanksgiving[/inlinetweet], according to Rakuten Marketing, and websites such as Target.com had their biggest day ever during the holiday. Smartphones and tablets have made it easier for consumers to shop from the couch, and many more of them are now doing just that. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Mobile purchases made up 41 percent of e-commerce orders on Thanksgiving, up from 37 percent last year,[/inlinetweet] Rakuten found. However, what’s been lost in all this is that desktops still rule.