KitchenAid Fail, Big Bird 2012, and ... Politics: Debate #1 in Tweets
By Julie Ross Godar on October 03, 2012
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Missed the first Obama-Romney debate tonight? Twitter didn't.
Tonight's debate was the most tweeted about event in US political history, topping the numbers from the RNC and DNC.
— Twitter Government (@gov) October 4, 2012
The hands-down winner of the 1st debate was Twitter. But we knew that going in.
— Micah Sifry (@Mlsif) October 4, 2012
Romney Emerges Ahead
CBS News instapoll: 46% said Romney won. 22% said Obama won. 32% said tie. Decisive win for Romney.
— Nancy Cordes (@nancycordes) October 4, 2012
As an "undecided" voter who isn't a fan of Obama, I gotta say POTUS came off as weak as he did in EVRY debate against #HillaryClinton in 08.
— YaVaughnie Wilkins (@YaVaughnieW) October 4, 2012
KitchenAid Tweet Fail Mocks Obama's Grandmother
Someone doing social media for KitchenAidUSA caught Twitter on fire with a tweet about the president's deceased grandmother. The brand issued a swift apology.
Aaaand someone just got fired. RT: @kitchenaidusa: Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president'”
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) October 4, 2012
If Big Bird's out of work, he'll at least have company with the bonehead at @kitchenaidusa's twitter account tomorrow.
— Liz Gumbinner (@Mom101) October 4, 2012
Deepest apologies for an irresponsible tweet that is in no way a representation of the brand's opinion. #nbcpolitics
— KitchenAid (@KitchenAidUSA) October 4, 2012
The good thing about public social media gaffes is they're powerful teachable moments - they remind ALL of us to be intentional w/our words.
— Rosetta Thurman (@rosettathurman) October 4, 2012
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