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The Cops Get Social: The Police Tweet About Stolen Vehicles
The Cops Get Social: The Police Tweet About Stolen Vehicles

It was really only a matter of time until law enforcement agencies decided to try social media. That day has finally come. As we already know, and the police are quickly finding out, Twitter is one of the best tools on the web to send out a message, and possibly for it to go viral. Case in point...Read More»

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Automotive Twitter Meme Of The Week: #StarInACar

There are many ways to be distracted at work using Twitter. On of the more recent trends flying across our screens has been #StarInACar. The latest Meme is tweeting about a celebrity and a car, hence the #StarInACar. Most are quite hilarious while some might make you scratch your head. Below are a...Read More»

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Wall Street Journal Reveals Twitter, Facebook Can Be Used To Sell Things (Like The Lexus CT 200h)

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, automakers have grown weary of hiring high-priced celebs like Ricardo Montalban and John Slattery to hawk their rides. Nowaday's, car marketers are focusing their attention on "a similarly powerful but cheaper source: young social-media influencers...Read More»

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High Gear Media Invades The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Early this month we descended upon SEMA and brought you live coverage from the floor both on Twitter and Facebook. Just last week we brought you live pictures and juicy new information from the Hyundai Technical Center in Detroit. This week we will invade the Los Angeles Auto Show with the full...Read More»

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Lexus Wants Your Lunch--For An Online Chat

Lexus may have been late to the social media party but they're definitely making up for lost time. Recently they held a dinner at a customer's house while live tweeting the conversation. This brought interactive focus groups consumer engagement to a whole new level. Now, Lexus plans to hold what...Read More»

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Hyundai Uses Twitter To Reveal Their Own Spy Shot Of The 2011 Elantra

The spy photo industry is one that works long hours, works very hard, and simply is under appreciated by some. Well the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Elantra was just captured digitally by none other than Hyundai themselves. Just moments ago Hyundai sent out this tweet, "Self-Spy-Photo: Just received this...Read More»

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Video: Chevy Silverado Loads Up On Funny In New 'Max & Al' Campaign

Marketing to truck fans can be tough. They tend to be well-informed shoppers and very brand loyal, so convincing them to switch brands or models has to be more than smoke and mirrors; automakers have to talk the talk and walk the walk. That's exactly what Campbell-Ewald is hoping to do with its new...Read More»

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Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace and blogs to bring you...Read More»

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SEMA Goes Mobile With eGuide

Upon arriving at the show today we immediately walked past this large sign promoting SEMA's new mobile eGuide site. Instead of building applications for different smartphone platforms, SEMA decided to build a mobile site that would work on most smartphones, regardless of the operating system. The...Read More»

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It's Official: Twitter Has Become The New Facebook

Sometimes, those of us who follow tech trends succumb to self-doubt. "Is this start-up really important?" we wonder. "Is this product too 'out there', too advanced, too counterintuitive to resonate with mainstream consumers?" Sure, QR code readers are nifty, and geolocation apps open up some...Read More»

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Study: How Far Do Our Retweets and Replies Go On Twitter?

When you put a tweet out there, you have to wonder, how far does it really go? Sysomos decided to carry out the research on this topic. Sysomos examined 1.2 billion tweets that were all posted in the last two months. When you see your tweet retweeted or initiate an @reply, that makes you feel like...Read More»

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Cadillac Dealer Taps Twitter To Raise Cash For Charity

What's great about social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that they're constantly changing. They grow and evolve thanks to user-generated content, and we're always surprised at how clever people and businesses can be, adapting social media to their needs. Case in point: one philanthropically...Read More»

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Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

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Get Social Car News Via Our New E-Mail, Better RSS Feeds, Facebook And Twitter

Want to follow the latest news and information on Social Car News of all varieties, from viral marketing campaigns, iPhone/iPad applications, along with the latest auto industry's use of Twitter, Facebook and more? Now we're launching a brand-new, redesigned daily e-mail update. If you'd like to...Read More»

Tweets about Volt/GM Fiasco
*UPDATED* General Motor's Social Media PR Nightmare: The Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE- Well turns out GM was not going to stay silent. Phil Colley and crew have been hard at work tweeting out responses to the naysayers, trying to explain and defend while standing the ground they laid from the beginning. The point is GM is facing the social media storm and trying to respond...Read More»

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Ach! Porsche Bans Facebook

Once upon a time -- maybe ten years ago -- employers worried about how much time employees spent shopping online. And although there was some basis for their concerns -- that's why they call it Cyber Monday, right? -- these days, employers now have something much more insidious to worry about...Read More»

Jason Sadler hawking the Nissan Juke
Nissan Very Excited To Put Juke Marketing In The Hands Of 'Virtual Nobodies'

We love PR people. Sometimes, they give us great scoops about upcoming rides, or offer us test drives before models launch. And sometimes, they make us laugh, as one PR team did yesterday while trying to pique our interest in the marketing campaign for the 2011 Nissan Juke. The premise of the...Read More»

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Fireball Run: How Verizon's Motorola DroidX Navigated The Way

As many of you read, we had a ton of gear in the Chevrolet Camaro SS. Much of that gear was electronics. Going into the rally we knew that both Nelson and I were on AT&T with our personal phones. Looking at the map of the Fireball Run we questioned if AT&T was going to cut it. The answer...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz 'Impact' campaign
Video: Mercedes-Benz Touts Safety In 'Impact' Ad Campaign, Wants To Hear Your Story

If you're a cable subscriber -- and statistics tell us that most of you are -- you've probably stumbled across the Discovery Channel show called "I Shouldn't Be Alive". If not, the title conveys the show's concept pretty clearly: people who have had near-death experiences relive them in front of...Read More»

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