Posted by Dale Buss on December 11, 2013 01:08 PM
In the world of airlines, WestJet may be small fry, a regional carrier renowned only in its home country of Canada. But in the social-media world, WestJet has become an all-star over the last few days on the strength of a clever Christmas-themed promotion -- and the online buzz to give it wings.
Winter comes early to Canada, so why not Christmas? So last month WestJet staged a promotion in which it gave 250 fliers at Toronto and Hamilton airports in Ontario what they told a WestJet Santa Claus they wanted for Christmas.
No telling if it's what they really wanted -- but it's exactly what these fliers got, to their dumbfounded surprise, when they went to pick up their luggage at their destination at WestJet's home airport in Calgary. Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on April 1, 2013 05:54 PM
Every April 1st, Google tries to outdo itself with a new array of April Fools' Day pranks, and this year was no different.
Users of Google quickly spotted a “Google Nose” link that appeared on April 1st that invited consumers to smell what they are seeing on the site, whether it is a campfire or a flower. Or, at least, it would let them “leverage new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.”Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 1, 2012 12:01 PM
In a bid to outdo last year's April Fool's Day jokes, a few April Foolin' Around branded fake gags today include:
• Richard Branson's next adventure, Virgin Volcanic, will take the intrepid billionaire to the center of the earth with Tom Hanks;
• in addition to really advanced search and Google TV Click, perennial prankster Google brings its self-driving car to NASCAR racing (above) and, below, announces Morse Code-based Gmail Tap (double your typing speed!) with LL Cool J, plus 8-bit Google Maps for the neglected Nintendo Entertainment System, and more:Continue reading...