So when Lady Gaga used her Twitter account to promote her new album, no one blinked an eye. That's what you're supposed to do. When millionaire Lady Gaga used her Twitter account to straight up BEG fans to buy multiple copies of her single so she could climb the Billboard charts, even the jaded among us did a double take. In an attempt to best Katy Perry's "Roar," Ms. Germanotta resorted to offering incentives to her fans if they purchased her single, "Applause." In exchange for buying her song, fans got a chance of going to her show and meeting her.
"And I'll even turn one special winner into a new costume for the night!"
We know what you're thinking: What could be better than just spending a dollar and maybe getting something kinda cool out of it? Well, she's way ahead of you: Increase your chances by purchasing multiple copies, like three-freakin'-hundred times. In the end, some people spent more on extra chances to go than if they had just gone to the freakin' concert.
And because this is serious business, she asked fans to post pictures of receipts, because otherwise the entry won't count and this whole endeavor would seem kinda bullshit.
Chipotle's Account Is Maliciously Hacked (By Chipotle)
The world of international giant burrito chains was briefly rocked last month with scandal. And no, we're not talking about the time they got some of the pinto beans into the black beans. That pales in comparison to when some lowlife hacked into the Twitter account of Chipotle Mexican Grill, posting a whole slew of inflammatory vitriol, to the horror of the company's 240,000-plus followers.
"It looks like the hackers were a highly trained group of grandparents."
It turns out it was all a publicity stunt to ... we guess to encourage business, because as we all know, the hacker's natural predator is a boost to sales numbers. Director of communications for the company Chris Arnold later fessed up that it wasn't a real hack and they were just following the hilarious trend of companies actually being hacked. "We wrote them in a way that was nonsensical, that allowed us to have some fun."
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