There have been continuous positive comments being put on Mahindra articles from the same IP and the same has been happening since the past 3-4 months.
At MotorBeam, we take pride in the fact that every comment put in by our readers is read very seriously. It is our constant endeavour to connect with readers to either clear doubts or debate, but create a platform to express freely nonetheless. Hence, it becomes a tad bit easier to know when the reader is genuine or a fake profile worked up by the social media team of an automaker. That, and also since too many accounts generating positive comments for a particular brand from the same IP address smells fishy.
In this particular case, we’ve caught Mahindra’s social media team doing something called as ‘Astroturfing’, putting in positive comments on articles related to its products on MotorBeam. A quick check and we came to know that the accounts are most obviously fake and generated from the same IP address. The comments have been coming in for over three-four months now. As much as we appreciate Mahindra’s team checking out our content and would ask them to do so more often, this practice isn’t really taken in good spirt by us or our readers alike, not to forget the unethicality behind it.
The problem here lies in the idea of falsely changing perceptions. Internet as a medium allows you to express your opinions freely, not to forget MotorBeam has encouraged the same time and again, because of which a car/motorcycle user or enthusiast response has an equal say here. The problem lies when fake comments made by the social media team try to positively influence the perceptions of prospective customers. Companies need to remember that we at MotorBeam read each and every comment and when we smell something fishy, the first thing we do is verify the IP address. Our regular readers are wise enough to report a comment when they find something wrong, which raises an instant fire alarm at our end.
We had the Mahindra Gusto for a long term review and we did not receive good mileage on the scooter and hence Mahindra’s social media team was seen posting inflated mileage numbers and overly positive comments on the Gusto long term report. We have been deleting such comments and banning those IPs since quite sometime now. It takes us less than 10 seconds to find such comments and bulk delete and blacklist (thank you Disqus).
Today social media is the virtual equivalent of word-of-mouth and information on any product/service is readily available at the effort of a few clicks. So while these fake profiles are intended to swell up the brand’s appeal to the prospective buyer, it will do little to actually spread a positive word about the company. We are quite sure this would be the last of such comments that will be coming in and we surely look forward to reading your thoughts on this issue.
Awards season is upon us and Dezeen is shortlisted for 12 media awards at four different ceremonies over the coming weeks.
“To be shortlisted for so many awards at the same time is an amazing achievement and vindicates our decision to focus on editorial quality,” said Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
“It’s fantastic to see our talented young team recognised in this way.”
At the Lovie Awards due to be announced tomorrow, our video of musician Imogen Heap demonstrating her gloves that turn gestures into music has been selected as a finalist in the Branded Entertainment category.
The film has already won the People’s Voice poll for best technology movie at the 2015 Webby Awards, beating media giants including the Guardian, CNN, Vice and Google.
Related story: Dezeen’s social media editor wins magazine industry award
Editor Anna Winston has two shortlist places for this year’s British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) awards, in Business Brand and Digital Business Editor categories. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony on 16 November 2015.
At the PPA Digital Awards on 25 November, social media editor Ross Bryant is shortlisted for Outstanding Digital Talent, Winston is up for Team Leader of the Year and the editorial team is nominated for Content Team of the Year.
Dezeen also has a total of six nominations for the 2015 PPA Independent Publisher Awards – to be announced on 9 December – where the editorial and studio teams are both in the running for Team of the Year.
Winston is shortlisted for Editor of the Year and deputy editor (design) Dan Howarth is in the running for Writer of the Year.
Bryant – who won this year’s BSME Rising Stars award for Best Use of Social Media – is also nominated for Rising Star of the Year.
Accolades for Dezeen Studio this year have included Commercial Campaign of the Year at the British Media Awards and Commercial Partnership category at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards – both for the Dezeen and Mini Frontiers collaboration.
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entire cars, tires, bumpers and wheels have been molded and modified into a beady-eyed critter at a magnified scale, twisting and contorting into legs, eyes and a sprawling tail.
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If you’ve been awake anytime over the past several years, you’ve heard of Facebook, you’ve heard of Twitter, and you’ve heard of Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram – and probably many more. Each of these social media channels gives people a chance to share information and interact with others online.
One advantage of these channels is their size. They’re BIG and you can interact with a wide swath of people. The disadvantage of these channels? They’re big. This means that participants will have a diversity of interests, some – or many – of which don’t interest you at all.
Hot trend in 2015
Not surprisingly, numerous experts are predicting that, in 2015, niche social networks will be hot. With a niche social media site, you’ll be meeting other people with the same interests you have – and that’s just the idea behind Car Lister.
Social media features
At Car Lister, you can set up a profile page, similar to what you’d do on Facebook, complete with a thumbnail picture of yourself, plus a cover image photo to make a personal statement at the top of your profile. If you’re a ‘Vette fan, then put up a photo of a cool C7. If you’re all about racers, then show us who you cheer for – and so forth. It’s all up to you!
You make connections with other car enthusiasts, share news and photos on your wall, comment on posts in your feed, create photo albums and more. Are you a gearhead who is heavy into DIY? There are others just like you who want to swap war stories and techniques. Do you love sharing photos and videos of the sweet cars of your dreams? Into lowriders? You aren’t the only one! Sign up and start chatting.
E-commerce buying and selling
Better yet, Car Lister is really a combination of a social media site for vehicle lovers with e-commerce, where you can buy and sell your cars and trucks online, quickly and easily. For free. In other words, Car Lister is the first social e-commerce car buying and selling platform, available on any current internet-enabled device. In fact, Car Lister is the first step into the next generation for car sales in the mobile world.
To list a car for sale, you simply:
- Type in or take a photo of your VIN
- Answer a few simple questions about your vehicle (if you have a pre-1981 car without a VIN, don’t stress; you will simply need to answer a few extra questions)
- Snap some photos and link a video
That’s all! Car Lister will automatically pull up and display all technical features about your vehicle, include a free accident report, and even put together a pro description of your vehicle so you don’t have to come up with a sales pitch to attract buyers. The entire process takes less than two minutes and can be done from your smartphone.
Each account can list up to three cars for sale per year, for FREE, and you can find dealership pricing here.
If you’re looking to buy, you don’t even need to set up an account, although you can access extra searching features when you do such as a cool car comparison based on price, mileage, or the year of the car. Interested? You can find answers to more of your questions and additional features that are coming soon! See you at CarLister.co!
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‘new born fame’ by designer laura cornet, explores the ethicality of moms and fathers submitting photographs of their babies on social media web sites, this sort of as fb, twitter and instagram.
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