Tip of the Day: Astroturfing is fun!

I’m not quite sure what this has to do with the price of tea in China but it seems that someone has taken the whole social media marketing playbook and added their own dash of courriel vérité. This email, which purports to be from a certain John Doe, is actually a veiled pitch for H T C phones. Who sent it? Perhaps we’ll never know, but this has been popping up more and more recently and it’s got to stop. While you can, potentially fool most of the people all of the time, the yobs at CrunchGear are pretty media savvy. Please stop, marketers. Please.

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It’s snowing in Taiwan

Yes there really is snow in Taiwan, but usually it is in the high mountains of central region. I don’t think there has ever been in recorded history a snowfall in the H _ C headquarters region of Taouyan, until today http://www.h_c.com. And it looks like their top 5 devices of the year are doing their best to keep warm.

Happy Holidays