Bloomingdale's Apologizes for This Weird, Vaguely Date-Rapey Holiday Ad

Calls the copy 'inappropriate and in poor taste'

We're guessing no one at Bloomingdale's has access to social media, because there's no other way to explain how it let its now-viral holiday ad pass through quality control. In case…

Deutsch Built a Bot That Will Say Something Nice to 300 Million Twitter Users, One by One

NiceBot counterbalances cyberbullying

Something nasty or insulting is posted to Twitter every 60 seconds, and not all of it is directed at Justin Bieber. To counteract this, Champions Against Bullying teamed up with…

Diet Coke Is Retweeting Its Biggest Fans in Suddenly Extravagant Ways

Surprise RTs pop up in the real world

A retweet is nice and all. But as an expression of affection, it's woefully lame. Diet Coke understand this, and is taking a grand new approach to retweeting love notes from…

Clorox Explains Emoji Tweet That Many Thought Was Weirdly Racist

One of Twitter's more bleachable moments

Some long-awaited racially diverse emojis were added to iOS today, and all the world is happy. Well, the world was happy until it saw this Clorox tweet. The brand sent out…

Every Brand Wanted a Piece of #TheDress, but Who Wore It Best?

Viral color debate leads to an avalanche of tweets

What a day the Internet had yesterday. First we watched llamas on the loose. Then, just after 6 p.m., BuzzFeed posted what might be its single most-shared article ever: "What…

Brands Are in Love With the #WhatIsLoveIn4Words Game, but They Only Love Themselves

This one was too easy

A Twitter hashtag game like #WhatIsLoveIn4Words is irresistible to brands. It's easy, and the answer is simple: With only a few exceptions, they love themselves first. Check out a slew of…

Seahawks Follow Up Their Big Win With a Bigger Fail: A 'We Shall Overcome' MLK Tweet

Post is quickly deleted

One day after their unbelievable, inspiring win over the Green Bay Packers, which sent them to the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks hit rock bottom on Twitter with a tweet…

Brands Are Having Way Too Much Fun With the #FiveWordsToRuinADate Hashtag Game

Did any of them nail it?

Social media moves quickly, and yesterday's trending #KissAGingerDay is today's #FiveWordsToRuinADate. Mere mortals have been playing the hashtag game by tweeting quips like "A salad for the lady?," "I'm an Android…

Follow Newcastle Brown Ale on Twitter, and It Will Send You a Check for $1

Yes, one-millionth of a million dollars

It pays to follow Newcastle Brown Ale on Twitter. Not much, but it pays. The British beer brand continues its tongue-in-cheek ribbing of traditional marketing by pledging Monday night to pay…

Old Spice Lets Its Fingers Do the Walking in Real-Time Twitter Campaign

'How many fingers am I holding up?'

Idle hands are the devil's playthings, and those hands look particularly evil when they have 14 fingers or the heads of chickens. Earlier today, Old Spice posed a simple question on…