The complete guide to social media failures

The anatomy of a Twitter disaster
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
I apologized for the tweet, explaining how my frustration had led to a regrettable moment of petulant posturing without considering the event's worthy cause. I then deleted the original message from my account. Some of the event's supporters were ...


EPA: Protecting Our Water, Doing Okay-ish on Kim Kardashian Hollywood
Gizmodo
The tweet's been live for the past hour, and as of the time of posting, it's still up. Will the EPA delete the tweet? Can they still finish their photo shoot on time? Will they ever rise to the esteemed ranks of the B-List? Who's watching our water ...

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Belfast Telegraph

US Embassy apology over Ghana tweet
Belfast Telegraph
In an apology made public on Monday, the US Embassy in Accra said it has apologised to Ghana's president and is also apologising to the Ghanaian people. It says that an embassy staff member mixed up a personal Twitter account with that of the embassy's.
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Brogan Driscoll :Breanna Mitchell's Smiling Auschwitz Selfie May Be Bad Taste ...
Huffington Post UK
Similarly in 2012, 20-year-old Georgia Ford was forced off Twitter after innocently asking: "Is Wimbledon always held in London?" Twitter users attacking, forcing an embarrassed Georgia to delete her Twitter account. This kind of behaviour wouldn't ...

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Philly.com (blog)

Jason Biggs apologizes on 'The View' for 'stupid' Malaysia Airlines joke
Philly.com (blog)
The “Orange Is the New Black” star offended Twitter users last Thursday when he tweeted, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” It wasn't the first time Biggs made a joke on Twitter that didn't fly with some of his followers ...
Jason Biggs on Malaysia Airlines Tweet: 'I've Learned My Lesson and I'd Like ...Hollywood Reporter
Jason Biggs' Apology For Comment On Malaysian Flight Doesn't Go Over Well ...Design & Trend
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VentureBeat

Direct messaging on Twitter just got a little more private
VentureBeat
Twitter is reworking its direct messaging platform so that users will be able to delete messages more consistently across web and mobile, the company said Friday. Direct messages are private messages sent between two Twitter users, who follow each other.


The Courier

US Embassy apology over Ghana tweet
The Courier
In an apology made public on Monday, the US Embassy in Accra said it has apologised to Ghana's president and is also apologising to the Ghanaian people. It says that an embassy staff member mixed up a personal Twitter account with that of the embassy's.
Brouhaha Over US Embassy's "What Sacrifices?..The Pay cut?" Apology To Prez ...Peace FM Online
Hannah Tetteh Tackles USAspyghana.com
Ghana, US in Twitter WarsAllAfrica.com
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10 things your charity needs to know about social media
The Guardian
Produce a simple content calendar (i.e. content for three Facebook posts/tweets a week) and in monthly meetings discuss with the team the kind of content you could use. ... Pat McSweeney: never delete Facebook comments, hide them. Where possible ...


courier.co.uk

Firefighters demand apology after East Sussex fire chief's strike gaffe
courier.co.uk
An East Sussex fire chief has come under heavy criticism after posting tweets described by firefighters as “offensive” and with the intent of trying to inflame the strike dispute. East Sussex Fire and Rescue's Chief Fire Officer Des Prichard has been ...

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Gaza crisis: in every Israel/Palestine conflict, the first casualty is the truth
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
In the last few weeks a curious pattern has emerged, where famous people “mistakenly” tweet “controversial” things about Israel/Palestine, which they then swiftly delete. The first example was Rihanna. For any Telegraph reader over 40, e.g. me, I ...

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Bitbag

Twitter Update Makes Posting, Deleting DMs Easier!
Bitbag
Finally Twitter has made posting and deleting direct messages easier across web and mobile apps in the next few weeks. In the official announcement posted by Twitter on its official account, the company wrote: “Over the next few weeks, we're rolling ...


Twitter to fix direct message inconsistencies on mobile
Digital Spy UK
Twitter / Aaron Durand. At present, it is only possible to view the last few DM conversations on Twitter via mobile, while deleting on a smartphone does not completely remove messages from the desktop site. Twitter is ramping up its private messaging ...

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