The 25 Biggest Social Media Fails of 2012

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10. Russian Flight Attendant Tweets “Hahaha” After Fatal Plane Crash

Date: May 11
Social media platform: Twitter
After a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed and took the lives of several people, a Russian flight attendant tweeted: “Huh? Did a Superjet crash? Hahaha!” Nuff said.

2012 Social Media Fails Facebook Murders

9. Murder Was The Facebook Case…

Date: September 3
Social media platform: Facebook
After having an argument on Facebook, two friends ordered a hit against another one of their buddies. Shockingly, a 15-year-old Dutch boy actually carried out the order. As a result, he was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention Sadly, this isn’t the first murder fueled on Facebook and it won’t be the last.

2012 Social Media Fails Twitter Shit Tweet

8. News Channel’s Sh*tty Tweet

Date: March 13
Social media platform: Twitter
Lesson to be learned here about spell checking your tweets. In reporting on Philip Gilberti’s death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the D.C. area, local ABC affiliate WJLA sent out a tweet that misread: “Philip Gilberti sh*t and killed himself.” You can obviously make out what the news station had originally intended to share. Needless to say, their reputation has been soiled ever since.

2012 Social Media Fails Teen's Grandmother House Robbed

7. Mother’s House Robbed After Daughter Posts Pic With Pile of Cash

Date: May 28
Social media platform: Facebook
Social media rule No. 480: never flaunt serious stacks of cash on your Facebook page. Someone might just end up jacking you. A 17-year-old girl from Australia thought it was a great idea to post an image of her playing with grandma’s retirement savings, till a group of unfriendly thieves recognized the house—robbing and threatening her mother with a knife and club. Though there was no money in the house, some cash and other unspecified items went missing a few hours after the photo went up.

2012 Social Media Fails Klein Michael Thaxton Hostage

6. Man Takes Hostage and Updates Facebook Simultaneously

Date: Sept. 21
Social media platform: Facebook
Claiming he’d lost the will to live, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton supposedly strapped himself with a gun (and explosives), as he took a man hostage inside the office of CW Breitsman Associates. While talking to negotiators, Thaxton was posting updates on his Facebook page leaving remarks as: “This life im livn rite now i dnt want anymore ive lost everything and i aint gettn it back instead of walkn around all broke n shyt while niggas stunt on me n shyt.” After realizing the moral support received on his page served as a distraction for the authorities, he surrendered and was taken into custody. Should of put a little more thought into the gameplan.

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