2 more social media fails

First, if you hit a cyclist and leave the scene, it isn’t a good idea to tweet about it.

Travis Okulski explains – Woman Brags About Hitting Cyclist, Discovers Police Also Use Twitter.

Strike 1 – hitting a cyclist, leaving the scene.

Strike 2 – Tweeting about the dummy who got in your way.

Strike 3 – Police send you a by name tweet suggesting you file a report.

Second, if you tend to go off on people who bad mouth your restaurant, don’t agree to a visit from reality show TV host who likes to bad mouth restaurants.

John Bredehoft provides link via Twitter to feature article that will tell you all you need to know about Amy’s Baking Company: Overcooked Reality and the Decline of Western Civility.

That’s another on-line meltdown that you can watch in real-time. Having just tuned in to the story, it looks like I’m late enough that there’s not much left to melt. Can’t tell how the recovery effort is going. All I see at the moment is puddles of melted credibility on the floor of the restaurant.

Two more examples for the never-ending list of how *not* to use social media.

4 thoughts on “2 more social media fails”

    1. Amen to that. You and I are cautious enough to be extra careful when in front of a group. I know to read my public comments very carefully several times before I hit print. Still make some slips but they are minor. So far. (on the other hand I corrected two typos when I re-read this comment!)

  1. I can provide a brief update. The restaurant held a grand re-opening on Tuesday, and apparently discouraged reservations from bloggers. However, I’ve seen at least three blog posts from people who ate dinner at the restaurant that evening…and all of them liked the food. If the restaurant had its way, none of those people would have attended, and none of those positive reviews would have appeared.

    1. Thanks for the update. I really do hope they can dig out of the hole they are in. Putting on a smiley face, serving good food, and then saying thank you to all comments would be a good start.

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