Hey there, teens. Let me “rap” at you for just a second. Now, I know what it’s like to be a busy modern teen. It wasn’t that long ago that I was one myself! I know you’re preoccupied with the latest N64 game, going to rainbow parties and rocking out to Moby with your buds, but I’ve got some important news today: …
You may think the only people who get invited on automakers’ press drivers are highly skilled, highly trained auto writers with an abiding passion for automobiles and a deep knowledge of products. This is not the case! Especially not in the social media era, where automakers will throw insane sums of money at…
Nobody likes jackasses who don’t use their turn signals, who Tweet or text or twerk or whatever on their phones while driving, or are rude, road-raging reprobates. We get it. That all sucks. Does that mean it’s okay to publish the identities of these drivers online? I don’t know, but these people seem to feel it’s a…
It looks Facebook wants to take the event function a step further and help people actually get to those events. Is the social media giant getting into the ridesharing game? Based on these patent filings, maybe so.
Remember Mr. Horse? Mister “No, sir, I don’t like it?” from Ren and Stimpy? He appears to have resurfaced as a mascot for Kentucky Speedway. Yes, sir, we like it.
Whenever I sit down to talk to a car dealer about his online presence, invariably, the topic of Social Media comes up. “How are you managing your presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube?” I ask them. Then I count to five, because that’s how long it will normally take them to fumble toward some sort of answer.
UPS opened up a can of worms when they decided to do a photo mosaic for their logo. The idea was to use fans' Facebook photos as the background. Of course, someone had Dick Butt (which is a doodle of exactly what it sounds like) as their photo. Now Dick Butt will take a glorious ride aboard the Ferrari SF15-T. …
Everyone knows and loves the classic Corvette racing yellow and black. Customer team Larbre Competition just updated that paint scheme with this wild yellow, black, green and white livery for their new Corvette C7.R. And oh yes, the World Endurance Championship's favorite 'Vette squad is back in a Chevy.
Let's see if anybody can beat Toyota at being terrible with the world wide web...
Dropping the F-bomb, calling everybody dumb or spamming your Facebook feed? You name it, and these companies will deliver.
The DMV used to be the worst place in the world, but a lot of them are trying to get better, including Delaware. Nevertheless, the Delaware DMV has made it clear that they will not suck their customers' dicks in the greatest DMV Tweet ever Twitted.
Well, it's happened. The mere mention of the Toyota Prius makes millions of dollars. At least that's what I'm getting from a recently announced study.
Breaking news from Twitter this afternoon: Fisker Automotive thinks you could stand to lose a few pounds, and they can show you how in just a few short weeks.
Yesterday Burger King turned into McDonalds. Today, Jeep has become Cadillac. It's a bad week to be on Twitter.
The #Kony2012 hastag was huge last year thanks to a viral campaign to bring notorious African warlord and child army leader Joseph Kony to justice. But if you search that on Twitter now, you just get a bunch of joke tweets. And a promoted post from the Lincoln Motor Company. Wait, what?
If you're married, getting a new car often requires a conversation with the significant other. On rare occasions that conversation can lead to the purchase of a car.
Can you buy a car in 140 characters or fewer? I mean, the last time I bought a new car, it took weeks, if not months, to decide on a car and a color and then about four hours to drive and sit down with a grinning salesman before a deal was struck. It wasn't like I could just see a tweet and click.
A creative type at Volkswagen of India's advertising firm thought it would be a smart idea to put small vibrating devices in the Times of India to simulate "excitement." Instead, Indians thought they were like vibrators and took to Twitter to make jokes about VW and sex (India, they're just like us!).
If you have a company these days, chances are you also have the social media so you can interact with average folks on the interweb superhighway. The problem is that people running these accounts have made a a ton of mistakes chalked up to "bad judgment," inexperience, and sheer stupidity over the last few years.