Many have named 2013 as the “year of social media!”
Whereas tweeting or facebooking that update may be dead simple, the repercussions of a social media fail may be immensely negative.
On social media controversy sells like hot cake. In fact, a controversial story will make rounds across the internetz before the truth gets its boots on.
Here, are the caricatures, tweets and pictures I found most treacherous!
1. Kanye West says he’s the next Nelson Mandela… Maybe he is, let’s stick him in jail for 27 years just to make sure.
— Broadcast Coffee (@BroadcastCoffee) December 7, 2013
Apparently this was a fake interview from a parody new site. However, the news had already made rounds before the celebrated rapper could clear the air.
2. The tweet dated 19th July unveiled the master plan by AlShabaab –through their official Twitter account (currently suspended)– to exterminate kaffirs in the September 21st attack on Westgate mall two months later. The social media savvy police was blamed for having allowed such a warning culminate into a blood bath.
4. An estranged twitter user @bmuluu posted a screenshot of two confusing and contradictory messages from MTN Uganda.
5. @DeletedTweets capitalized on Paris Hilton’s blonde reputation to pull through a blonde tweet confusing fallen Nelson Mandela for Martin Luther King Jr.
6. Just another tweet from Jay Rooney
— Jay Rooney (@RamblingRooney) November 26, 2013
7 minutes later…
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) November 26, 2013
@RamblingRooney Resist the urge, Jay. We heard its dark, scary and no one can ever hear you. No one.
— AT&T (@ATT) November 26, 2013
T-Mobile’s CEO seals the deal!
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) November 27, 2013
Win for T-Mobile and FAIL for AT&T…such an unenviable predicament, in front of the whole world!
— Jay Rooney (@RamblingRooney) November 27, 2013
Did you notice any other social media fails? share them with us.
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