Google+ trends: Mircosoft's PR stunt backfires spectacularly

Google+ trends: Mircosoft's PR stunt backfires spectacularly

Earlier this week Microsoft re-started a campaign on Twitter offering free Windows Phones to victims of Android malware provided they complain about their Android devices on the microblogging site using the hashtag "#DroidRage."

While figures do suggest that the amount of Android malware is increasing, there has seemingly been no major event that sparked Microsoft to re-start its anti-Android campaign, which spectacularly backfired.

Twitter users first hijacked the #DroidRage hashtag, posting tweets such as "I tried to buy a Nexus 4 but the device is so popular to get one! I wish it was less popular like Windows Phone. #DroidRage@WindowsPhone" from Saif, or "Whoops. Just activated another million devices today. Sorry bout that, @windowsphone. #DroidRage" from Android news site Android Central.

The hijacked campaign has now moved across to Google+, where users of the generally pro-Android network are sharing news articles from tech sites such as The Verge, PCWorld and DroidLife on the continuing joke at Microsoft's expense.

Elsewhere on Google+, users are sharing images of bicycles in the city using the hashtag "#UrbanSnap" and furthering the popular "Grumpy Cat" meme.

The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on December 6 at 10:30 AM GMT are: 

01.  #DroidRage
02.  Star Trek
03.  #GrumpyCat
04.  #UrbanSnap
05.  Oscar Niemeyer