What would you do for free wifi? Would you clean toilets for a thousand hours?
Well, 22,000 people agreed to do just that!
Purple is a public wifi provider that decided to do an experiment with their terms and conditions.
In the long agreement, they included a paragraph that stated: The user may be required, at Purple’s discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service.
It then went on to list a few of the possible duties which included: cleansing local parks of animal waste, providing hugs to stray cats and dogs, manually relieving sewer blockages and cleaning portable lavatories at local festivals and events.
As well as painting snail shells to brighten up their existence and scraping chewing gum off the streets.
In two weeks only one person caught the clause and responded.
The CEO says the experiment proves that: “it’s all too easy to tick a box and consent to something unfair.”
On the other hand, who wants to read 8 pages of legal documents before they can look at a cat video.