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Ndamukong Suh Breaks Record (For Tweetup) Ndamukong Suh Breaks Record (For Tweetup)
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Last week, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh announced that he was setting out to break the Guinness World Record for most attendees at a tweetup on Saturday. Suh has revealed the number of attendees, and it does indeed break …

Ndamukong Suh Tweetup Aims to Break Guinness World Record

Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh announced via Twitter and TwitVid that he is setting out to lead the world’s largest tweetup this weekend, to break the current Guinness World Record. Suh calls upon fans to join him Saturday at …

Ford Launches Facebook Page For Electric Vehicles

Ford said today it has launched an “Electrified Vehicle Facebook” page in an effort to educate and share information with people about its electric offerings.

The Electrified Vehicle Facebook page offers users links to videos and photos of Ford’s electric vehicles. Users can participate in discussions, take polls, and ask the company questions about its electric offerings.

 

Ford Launches Explorer Road Trip Contest On Facebook

Ford has launched a social media campaign on Facebook to promote its new Explorer.

The campaign called “Go. Do. Adventures,” asks people what they would do and where they would go if they had a new Ford Explorer for a week.

 

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Gogo Offering Free Inflight Facebook Access

Gogo Inflight Internet said today it would offer free access to Facebook for the month of February for passengers on seven major airlines.

In partnership with Ford, Gogo is offering free Facebook access on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

 

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Stop Thinking About Social Media as a Separate Marketing Channel
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MapQuest Lets You Send Locations To Your Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury
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AOL’s MapQuest announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company today, in which MapQuest users will be able to search for destinations from the MapQuest site, and send them directly to their Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicles (so long as they are equipped with the SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information service).

Google Announces Partnerships with Ford and General Motors
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Google announced that it has extended its Google Maps Send-to-Car service to Ford and GM vehicles. This applies to Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles in the US that are enabled with Ford SYNC, as well as OnStar equipped GM vehicles, which include models from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn.

Ford Shows You Can Have Your Office in Your Truck
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As we discussed before, Internet-ready vehicles were one of the more interesting themes throughout the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. One vehicle in particular that WebProNews got an up-close look at was the 2011 Ford Super Duty, which the company refers to as a "contractor’s dream."

Ford Turning Cars Into Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

Next year, Ford will be introducing it’s new version of SYNC, a technology it partnered with Microsoft on. This technology will allow you to have constant Wi-Fi in your car.

All an owner of a SYNC-ready car would have to do is plug in a compatible USB mobile broadband modem (or air card), and they will create a secure wireless connection that will be broadcast throughout the vehicle.

Some Brands Have Good Ideas For Social Media. Do You?
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Not all big brands are using social media tools to the potential they could be. For this reason, it really sticks out when they do. There are plenty of small businesses you can learn a lot about ways to use social media from, but it is the big brands that have the truly wide reach. These are the ones that are easier to find, just because they’re brands that you know.

How Big Brands Use Social Media
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For big brands learning to use social media effectively can be challenging as they try and find the best approach.

(Coverage of the BlogWorld conference continues at WebProNews Videos.  Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

In a keynote with Scott Monty, head of social media for Ford Motor Company, Monty spoke about Ford’s entry into the social channel.

Automakers Cry to the Web

Who knew when socialism came to America it would be wearing a Brooks Brothers suit? Before I complain, I guess I have to say a bailout of the Big 3 seems necessary and suddenly fair. After all, the gov’t (Bush, …

Esquire Embracing E Ink In October

For their 75th Anniversary, Esquire Magazine plans something special: an electronic paper cover, complete with moving words and images.

Two Sides of the Internet

The Internet can always be amusing, or interesting or just plain frustrating. It really just depends on what side of the fence you are, on any given subjects.

Google Says “Failing Wisely” Is Just Fine

Although we all do it, “guessing and checking” can sometimes make a person look like a monkey.  And yet, if I remember correctly, the guess and check method is actually identified in some textbooks as a valid approach to problem-solving.  Also, the guys at Google are generally fine with the idea.

Ford Manipulates Forum Posts To Promote Mariner
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If nine out of ten people prefer cookies over rice cakes, gum over chewing tobacco, or champagne over sulfuric acid, haven’t you always wondered who the oddballs are?  Well, Ford’s found them, and is now using their online forum posts to promote the Mercury Mariner.

Google Introduces AdWords Business Pages In AU

Compared to much of the rest of the world, the nation of Australia is pretty young – you might say it got off to a late start.  Google’s doing its best to help the country’s inhabitants catch up, however, and in Australia and New Zealand, the search engine company recently introduced AdWords Business Pages in an attempt to get more businesses online.

Models Find A Runway On MySpace

MySpace and Ford Models Inc. have formed a partnership to create an online destination for "Ford Models Supermodel of the World".

How Long Until Search Engines are the Biggest Affiliates
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Writing For Online Readers Goes Against The Book

It pains me to suggest this, but we must ignore (one of) the teachings of Strunk and White.  We must turn our backs on a number of other writing guides.  And we must break our own habit of writing out numbers as words.

Instead, we should represent numbers with numerals – a recent eye-tracking study suggests that they’re much more likely to capture online readers’ interest.