In response to growing concern over comments Rush Limbaugh made last week, Netflix says they never purposefully advertised on his show. Sencha released Touch 2, which allows developers to write Android and iOS apps from either a Windows PC or a Mac. Alicia Eler wonders if passive social sharing is killing the internet. This and more in today's Daily Wrap.
Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in the ReadWriteWeb Community, including a link to some of the most popular discussions in our offsite communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ as well.
Rush Limbaugh's controversial statements about college student, Sandra Fluke, are have created a significant PR firestorm for companies that run ads on his show. Netflix users have clamored for a response from Netflix PR, but they have chosen not to address these concerns in their own channels, as of this writing. They did tell ReadWriteWeb's Joe Brockmeier that they have not knowingly purchased advertising on Limbaugh's show, but that they do advertise on radio and two of their spots accidentally ran on the show.
The community response on the story made it clear that without a public response, they will lose some users.
From the ReadWriteWeb community:
Peg Keller -- People started emailing and tweeting Netflix on Friday and Saturday and there was NO denial or any acknowledgment. John Deere it took about 15 minutes, E-Harmony the same. Netflix had their head up their a** for 4 days while the rest of the advertisers targeted at least attempted to look into what was going on.
Dan Lake -- I've already cancelled my Netflix account as of this morning. They have until my paid time runs out in a week to change my mind. Their commercials are playing during Rush's show and that is not in question. They can come out on Twitter or their Facebook page or however they choose to denounce this scumbag.
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