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Vehicle Defects Found With Help From Social Media
2012-10-24 12:01:21

Can social media postings by consumers be a source of useful information about vehicle safety and performance defects for automobile manufacturers? Yes, say researchers at Virginia Tech´s Pamplin College of Business who conducted what is believed to be the first large-scale case study confirming the value of social media for vehicle quality management. The researchers developed a computer-based information system that provides auto manufacturers an efficient way to discover and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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