Yesterday, while covering the announcement that Saks and Microsoft has teamed up on Windows 7-powered holiday windows displays, we immediately had an idea:
Let’s help make those windows interactive while giving some excellent holiday shopping advice with a constant stream of “Get a Mac” tweets. Like we just did. Note: Just include the hashtag #holidaywindows in any tweet and “Get a Mac” along with any other holiday wishes (“right down the street, look under the glass cube,” etc.) that you wish to impart. – MacDailyNews, November 24, 2009, 4pm EST.
Our post that started the avalanche was simple and straightforward: “#holidaywindows Get a Mac!“
Well, shortly thereafter, our idea took off like wildfire, check out the #holidaywindows twitter stream.
For reference, the Saks Fifth Avenue’s shop windows displays look like this:
Direct link to video via YouTube here.
Some of the tweets shown in Saks’ #holidaywindows twitter stream windows, sponsored by Microsoft:
• Turn right, go to the Apple Store and enjoy computing again
• Stop the insanity! Get a Mac
• If you are buying a new computer with 7ista, why not get a Mac and relieve the holiday headaches?
• GET A MAC
• Want to make yourself look like a dumbass? Get Windows 7. If not, get a Mac, problem solved.
• This display is powered by an Apple Mac.
• Get a Mac – It’s perfect with your iPhone!
• Have a wonderful holiday season: walk down to columbus circle and get a Mac!
• Santa Claus is a Mac User…why aren’t you? HO! HO! HO! 5th Ave Apple Superstore open 24 hours NYNY
• this is how easy it is to hack a PC.
• When I managed Windows machines I was losing the will to live. Switched to Mac, Never looked back! Mac is Happiness.
This is yet another example of the total lack of attention-to-detail and forethought that is endemic to whatever Microsoft touches.
MacDailyNews Note: Microsoft astroturfers have since been dispatched to Twitter to try to cover the company’s ill-conceived marketing mistake with pro-Microsoft, pro-Windows tweets. You know what to do.