Oh, the Irony: Coke Slams Social Media Addicts in New Viral Video Coca-Cola's solution for society's intensifying gadget addiction involves a cone collar that prevents you from fixating on your phone -- but not from drinking Coke.
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Have we become so hooked on social media that the only feasible solution is corporal restraint?
That's what Coke is suggesting -- in a new viral marketing campaign, no less -- touting the launch of a faux new product it's calling The Social Media Guard.
The bright red, Elizabethan collar (most familiarly known as the cone of shame that is adorned by pets post-surgery) redirects the gaze of mobile addicts from their devices back to reality -- "Remember that?" taunts the ad. "It's the thing that happens when you run out of battery."
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Though The Social Media Guard restricts range of motion, wearers are still thankfully able to guzzle bottles of soda, as the ad concludes, "Share a real moment with Coca-Cola."
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