Posted May 9, 2012 4:49 pm by with 0 comments

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Kit Kat is famous for their “give me a break” slogan and now they’re using it to give their fans in Singapore a much needed break from social media!

According to the Kit Kat Social Break website, 50% of 19-26 year olds in China, Singapore and US say keeping up social media is too time consuming and stressful. They say that they feel pressured to be in constant contact and guilty if they don’t respond right away to social media messages.

The solution? Kit Kat’s Social Break widget. The widget helps the user keep up on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The Facebook portion automatically “likes” any photos or updates that are tagged with your name. The Twitter helper automatically replies to Tweets with a relevant response randomly chosen from a list. The LinkedIn helper auto shares posts your contacts have shared. Says the copy: Now it is possible to seem intelligent without even lifting a finger.

The concept is all about marketing Kit Kat candy bars but it’s pretty brilliant. We’ve all become addicted to social media but China really takes the the prize for dedication. Nestle says that 91% of the respondents from China have visited a social media site in the past six months. This compares to 67% in the US and only 30% in Japan.

Social media usage even sneaks in at inappropriate times.

Looking at those numbers, I’d say the Kit Kat Social Break widget might save more than your sanity, it might save your relationship, too!

If the campaign is a success, the company plans to expand into China’s “homegrown” social networks and add artificial intelligence for more relevant auto responses. Right now, the creative team say most important thing is to “avoid causing offence or embarrassment with inappropriate responses, such as posting something flippant to news that a friend’s grandfather had died.”

Yeah. Good thinking, now break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.