Don't believe the new GM site that has been making its way around the internet since GM's bankruptcy filing last week. It's not real—at second glance. At first glance it looks quite professional.
It's modeled after the GM site re:invention that popped up recently to highlight the changes GM is making for the future, but this one's called re:tardation. Instead of, "Your window into the reinvention of GM... See how we're reinventing the automobile and our company," its tag line is "Your window into the retardation of GM... See how we totally screwed over the American taxpayer."
It's clever ("GM kills electric car, five others in shooting spree.") and, well, funny. Even GM’s Director of Global Communications Technology Chris Barger thought so. He sent me a couple words of wisdom in a Twitter DM (Direct Message) with abbreviations edited out: "Parody is part of the game, you have to be able to laugh at it." So, remember to try to laugh first, and act second (though Barger says GM's decided to stay silent so far).
Also featured on the site, a parody of a video GM came out with the day of the filing. See if you can tell the difference.
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