November 17, 2009
Microsoft Stores Spontaneous Dancing

9-5 Mac brings us the video from the Microsoft Store and the attempts to do a spontaneous "improve anywhere" like dance in the middle of the store.

Remember yesterday I said that they were trying too hard with the Dolly Parton IE8 thing? I think I spoke too soon...

That said they should be commended for convincing (ordering?) their staff to do it and have them all (mostly) show enthusiasm, I can only assume that Bill Gates himself had their families tied up at gunpoint though (I keed, I keed)...

Probably the best part of the whole thing is the "more info" button on the youtube page, which is either a masterful stroke of sarcasm, an unabashed Microsoft shill, or someone completely deluded.

The Blackeyed Peas compel the employees at the Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, California to break out in dance, let their hair down and have some fun. [...]

Darren rightly corrected me that the term is "Astroturfing".

Posted by Arcterex at November 17, 2009 08:36 AM