All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oops’

Twitter, Which Employs 70% Men, Threw a ‘Frat Party’

It’s probably not a big deal for a Twitter team to get together and play some beer pong. Maybe in another climate, it wouldn’t even be a big deal to call said party a “frat party”. But when all of Silicon Valley, itself included, is facing criticism for a severe problem with gender diversity – it’s probably not the best …

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Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House

This post contains language some may find offensive. I guess it’s the trendy thing to mess with Google Maps these days. Google has apologized and fixed what appears to be some third-party shenanigans that pointed users to the White House when racist searches were made. According to the Washington Post, if you typed “nigger house” or “nigger king” into the …

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Crayola Facebook Hacked, Company Apologizes for Non-Family-Friendly Posts

Crayola has been forced to apologize after its Facebook page was compromised earlier this week. The hack resulted in a handful of not-quite-family-friendly posts and some not-quite-happy families. “Our sincere apologies to our Facebook community for the inappropriate and offensive posts you may have seen here today. Please be assured the official Crayola page has been restored. We can’t thank …

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Megyn Kelly Would Like to Welcome Mike F––kabee to the Program

It’s easy to accidentally slip an F-bomb into everyday conversation. Everyone does it. You mean to say you’re going to drop off the truck, and suddenly you’re dropping off f–k. It happens to the best of us. Well, it happened to Fox News host Megyn Kelly on her show The Kelly File last night. Kelly was introducing fellow Fox News …

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Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt

Spanish retailer Zara is in full-on apology tour mode after pulling an item from its online store that, well, lacked a bit of cultural sensitivity. This shirt, seen below, was available for purchase in Zara’s kids’ collection. The long-sleeved t-shirt was pulled late Tuesday after people began making a rather sinister connection. Zara has triggered an uproar over a t-shirt …

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Airbnb Goes Balls to the Wall with New Logo

I kind of feel bad for Airbnb. In a lengthy blog post, you can read about the company’s major redesign. This is a site-wide redesign that touches both web and mobile. Airbnb says that this is all about belonging. I believe them. Unfortunately, this massive overhaul is being overshadowed by the simple, but undeniable fact that the company’s new logo …

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Government Asks 120-Year-Old Dead Men to Register for the Draft, Blames Computer Error

You may be 120 years old, dead, and enjoying your eternal peace – but the US government wants you to know that its not done with you yet. The Selective Service System erroneously mailed out over 14,000 reminders to register for the draft. The letters wound up going out to Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897. As you would …

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Shutterfly Congratulates You on Your Non-Existent New Baby

Popular photo printing company Shutterfly has learned the dangers of mass emails the hard way, and has been forced to apologize after congratulating a bunch of new parents on their recent bundles of joy. What’s wrong with congratulating new parents via email? Well, nothing–if the person is actually a new parent. Today Shutterfly told me that I recently had a …

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Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error

An email sent to some Twitter users warning them that their accounts may have been compromised was sent in error, according to Twitter. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter. We’re reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account,” said Twitter in an email to some users. …

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Twitter Typos Rarely Get Worse than This One from Obama’s Communication Advisor

Twitter typos can happen to anyone – and they frequently do. Seriously, I can’t even count the times that I’ve tweeted about just how ducking mad I am about something. I blame my fat thumbs. In a similar thumb screwup (I’m guessing), Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications Dan Pfeiffer found out the hard way that the …

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Riley Cooper Returns To Team, Practices

After taking some time away from his team following his oft-documented adventures in racism at that fateful Kenny Chesney concert, Riley Cooper has officially rejoined the Philadelphia Eagles, which obviously includes him rejoining the teammates he offended with his drunken behavior. While some may be expecting some public backlash against the Eagles receiver, it appears as if another avenue is …

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How Many Teammates Did Riley Cooper Just Alienate?

So yeah, Riley Cooper at the Kenny Chesney concert happened, and it appears as if the Internet is currently tripping over its collective self in an effort to respond. In case you missed it, the wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles had an incredibly stupid screw up during the show, and naturally, it was captured on video and posted for …

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Twitter Busted Using Fake Tweets From Real Users To Promote New TV Ad Targeting

Back in May, Twitter announced its new TV ad targeting capabilities for advertisers. On Tuesday, the offering officially left beta as Twitter announced general availability in the U.S., along with some new analytics to go with it. This is an image of the dashboard that Twitter shared in its announcement: Twitter used three tweets from users in the image to …

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eBay Gives $1000 to Dad Whose Toddler Accidentally Bought a Car, Wins Today’s PR Trophy

We all know it’s dangerous to give your toddler your smartphone. Beyond the chance that they may just hurl it against a wall or something, you have to assume that all of that random button pushing is going to result in something unwanted. Like an old car, maybe? That’s exactly what happened to Paul Stoute. His 14-month-old daughter, Sorella, accidentally …

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John Calipari’s Key To City Plaque Is Wrought With Misspellings

While touring the state of Kentucky, showing off the hardware his Kentucky Wildcats basketball team won, head coach John Calipari is being treated as an untouchable, even more so than he was before he captured the school’s eighth championship. Aside from stopping in small town Kentucky McDonald’s restaurants, Calipari has also been rewarded with keys to the city, courtesy of …

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Mafia Wars Virus Infected Air Force Drones

Recently, there were reports of a virus infecting the drone aircraft used by the United States Air Force, much like the one that leads this article. While the impact of the infection appears to be minimum, provided you take the official responses at face value, the idea that these aircraft are susceptible to such malicious software attacks is surprising. However, …

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NFL Brings Out Twitter Losers, Winners

Now that the NFL has secured 10 years of labor “peace” between the owners and the players — aside: how much money would owners make without the players? — the news concerning player movement is coming hot and heavy. So much so, in fact, the desire to be first with breaking news concerning a re-signing or a trade is apparently …

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Japan/USA Final Brings Out Facebook’s Ugly Side

Social media, because of things like this, every time I think I can’t quit you, something like this shows up and I’m disgusted with myself for even being associated with the applicable platform. Now, I’m not talking about screw ups from famous people, or Lamebook-worthy posts, either. No, I’m talking about the “Internet tough guy” racism things like Twitter and …

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