Silencer Hides Annoying Spoilers on Social Networks

Chrome: Nobody likes spoilers, but unless you take a break from Twitter and Facebook entirely, you're bound to accidentally come across the ending of the newest Game of Thrones episode or thoughts on the new Arrested Development series. Silencer is an extension that blocks those spoilers with a click. » 5/28/13 2:43pm 5/28/13 2:43pm

Why Is A Lincoln Promoted Tweet Linked To Hashtag About An African War…

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? » 2/19/13 9:48am 2/19/13 9:48am

Can You Sell A Smart Car Though Social Media? Maybe You Can In China

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. » 1/20/13 10:00am 1/20/13 10:00am

Volkswagen India Puts Vibrators In Newspapers, Tweets That Women Are…

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!). » 9/12/12 9:30am 9/12/12 9:30am

Attention: This Shell Arctic Ready Website Is Also A Hoax

When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong. » 7/18/12 1:40pm 7/18/12 1:40pm

Don't You Want To Know What This Nerdy Relationship Blogger Thinks…

"It is eating me alive. Literally. It is killing me. Literally." I hope those are the first words of nerd/sex/techblogger Jen Friel's write up of the Dodge Dart, which she's currently in Austin reviewing on an all-expense paid trip from Chrysler, and not just the painfully hyperbolic moaning of an oversharing blogger. » 5/02/12 4:45pm 5/02/12 4:45pm

How Honda Pays Bloggers To Write About Their Cars

The new Honda Civic is so boring you'd probably have to pay me to write something positive about it, which is exactly what Honda attempted to do via a third-party European company. Welcome back to the world of pay-for-post blogging where automakers desperately try to generate positive social media buzz — and fail. » 3/14/12 2:00pm 3/14/12 2:00pm

How Chrysler Screwed Up The Lamest Social Media Contest Ever

Chrysler's attempt to buy off "mommy bloggers" — and their countless dozens of readers — with an iPad2 (hey, it's no iPad HD, but still, not too shabby) and the promise of a trip to NYC in exchange for attention has backfired in a way only a Chrysler social media campaign could. Now some mommies are sad and other… » 3/07/12 2:00pm 3/07/12 2:00pm