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#DroidRage Turns To #WindowsRage: PR Gone Horribly Wrong
We get it, that you have a bone to pick with Google. Despite your billions poured on your search product “Bing”, you could not make any dent on Google’s market share. Instead you ended up eating up Yahoo’s share, which is powered by your search engine. Then Google won the mobile platform war even before you could mobilize your own OS. We get it that you are pissed. From having PR agencies launching shady campaigns that malign your competition (though you do the same thing), spreading misinformation about Google’s search practices claiming that they are Scroogling the consumer although your own hands are more dirty, you have done it all. Now you have gone so low that you are accusing Android of being a malware hub. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
This is the tweet that started it all
So basically you tried to bribe the customer so that they can bad mouth your competition. As the cliche goes, all hell broke lose when this tweet went up. Instead of the #droidrage that your marketing team hoped would trend, you got #windowsrage instead. Here is a thing about the internet and I am sure, your marketing department got a solid spanking of a lesson about trying to make things viral: You do not lie to your customer. Forget this golden rule and you get burned. Let us see a sample of how the shit hit the fan.
We know how you love to trash talk but if you don’t back it up Microsoft, this is how you burn. So why not just focus on your product first, make it better, improve it, and then we will gladly accept it.
And you know what, you don’t even have to bribe us to talk good.