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A day in the life of an Internet car forum – Click above to watch video after the jump

Mercedes has developed social media initiatives aimed at "digital natives," folks 16-to-33 that have grown up with the web, that don't stop at posting photos and blasting a few characters at a time. One is a community called Gen-Benz, with 580 members who provide Mercedes comments and commentary on the brand.

This June the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will be hosting a forum on alternative fuel vehicles that will include a panel of interested people discussing the future of personal transportation. Ms. Vile Gossip herself, Jean Jennings of Automobile will be the MC and some of the panelists will include Larry Burns from GM, Dr. David Cole from the Center for Automotive Research, and representatives from Tesla, Ford, Toyota and others. ABG will of course be there to provide the full scoop on ev