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That US Airways Employee Won’t Be Fired for ‘Honest Mistake’ (Mashable)
The US Airways employee who accidentally tweeted a lewd picture from the company’s Twitter account will not be fired, according to US Airways spokesperson Matt Miller. “It was an honest mistake,” Miller said on Tuesday. Ad Age The image in question had been tweeted at the US Airways account by another user, and the tweet had been captured so it could be flagged as inappropriate. “In doing that, it was inadvertently included in a subsequent response to a customer,” Mr. Miller said. New York Daily News The X-rated photo, showing a naked woman with a toy plane wedged between her legs, was received by two customers who up until that moment had been fuming about a flight delay. It was immediately taken down and replaced with a red-faced apology by the airline. BBC The company has more than 420,000 followers on its Twitter account and has not tweeted since. Daily Mail Reacting Tuesday in the only way he would – on social media – the US Airways social media employee posted on Facebook: ‘Whenever someone says: “I’m sorry, it’s just who I am.” What they really mean is: “I am a giant a**hole and have no plans of improving myself as a human.”‘ He has since deleted the message from his public profile. This was hours after he posted, in a huge understatement: ‘I’ve seen better days’.
Schools Shut Down Social Media Access After Suicide (USA Today)
A three-minute video suicide note posted on YouTube by a 16-year-old Louisville high school student who killed herself moments later left school officials scrambling Tuesday to try to protect other students from the ensuing social media frenzy. The video was posted around 6 p.m. Monday, and by the next day, it had been watched and rewatched more than 10,000 times before it was taken down from YouTube about 4:30 p.m.
Tumblr to Add Curalate Visual Analytics to the Platform (SocialTimes)
Despite Tumblr’s impressive numbers as one of the most-trafficked sites on the Web, it’s become clear that brands can’t ignore Tumblr anymore. To wit, Tumblr is teaming up with Curalate to add visual analytics to the platform this week.
Google Adds ‘Insert Photo’ Button for Mobile Gmail (CNET)
While smartphone cameras have helped to make everyone a photographer, sometimes organizing and sharing those photos can be a pain. Google is looking to ease this process by adding a new “Insert Photo” button to mobile Gmail messages.
Infographic: Durex USA Tops Facebook Post Engagement For March (AllFacebook)
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 likes at the end of March and averaged 52 posts for the month, according to the most recent statistics from social media analytics platform Socialbakers. Walmart remained the top brand on the social network in terms of likes, with 31,970,060.
Who are the Best Psychologists to Follow on Twitter? (AllTwitter)
Whether you’re interested in the latest scientific findings of the psychologist community or you just want to read about tips for living with better mental health, this list of the 30 most prominent psychologists on Twitter is a good one to keep your eye on. Coming to us from BestPsychologyDegrees.com, a free source of information about psychology degrees and career preparation, the list of the top 30 tweeting psychologist covers celebrities, professors, authors and more.
Esquire Network’s ‘Lucky Bastards’ Debuts on Facebook Ahead of TV Premiere (LostRemote)
We’ve seen networks premiering shows via apps before their traditional TV debuts, and now Esquire Network is hoping to get a lot of “likes” as it premieres “Lucky Bastards” on Facebook before its TV premiere today at 10pmET. The premiere episode of the show, which follows the true story of six male entrepreneurs living it up in New York City, is up on Facebook now.
#PesachProblems: Jews Are Live-Tweeting Their Passover Seders (BetaBeat)
It shouldn’t come as much of a shock that hordes of Twitterers are using #SederUpdates to live-tweet their Passover dinners. There was a time when Passover meant putting down our iPhones and celebrating our ancient Jewish heritage over Bubbie’s classic matzah balls.
With Gnip Buy, Twitter Starts Taking its Data Business Seriously (Re/code)
Twitter announced it has acquired Gnip, a Colorado-based startup that has worked closely with the microblogging service — and its wealth of user-generated data — for years. It’s one of Twitter’s many “Certified Partner Products” — companies that Twitter works with to handle the massive amount of data that the company deals with on a daily basis.