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10 Worst Social Media Meltdowns Of 2013
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/9/2013 | 2:51:07 PM
Re: Great List...
@Tom  just when you think it can't get any worse, Twitter usually shows us otherwise. 
TomFLaSusa
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TomFLaSusa,
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12/9/2013 | 2:33:30 PM
Re: Great List...
Wow.  Just wow.


What's next?  Totes tweets about the anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and Sandy with discounts on umbrellas?
Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/9/2013 | 2:24:49 PM
Re: Great List...
@Tom yes, and now we really have to add another one to the list: They had quite a bit of fun with that one at http://www.mediabistro.com/prnewser/uh-oh-spaghettios-social-media-pearl-harbor-fail_b79760
TomFLaSusa
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TomFLaSusa,
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12/9/2013 | 1:29:29 PM
Great List...
It's like the "Darwin Awards" for Social Media!

Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/9/2013 | 12:47:15 PM
Re: Vent elsewhere
@Shane absolutely. I also advise my daughter to just write down what's bothering her -- not in a public forum but just on paper to vent privately.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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12/9/2013 | 9:57:50 AM
Re: Vent elsewhere
Hi Susan - I didn't meant you, as in Susan. Sorry if it sounded that way. I meant "you" as in the typical person, in the hypothetical sense. 
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Kristin Burnham,
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12/9/2013 | 8:16:23 AM
Re: Vent elsewhere
@Susan, @makr63: The Barilla box was doctored to say "Bigotoni" instead of "Rigatoni" to draw attention to the CEO's comments on same-sex marriage.
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Susan Fourtané,
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12/9/2013 | 2:33:38 AM
Re: Vent elsewhere
mak63, 

"Sometimes we don't think straight and do things with dire consequences.Sometimes it happens. though, but instead of asking where to vent, why don't ask why? Meditation can help with that."

I was also wondering what people used to do in the past, before social media. Certainly people didn't run to the local newspaper to run an ad venting whatever had happened as a company, or as a customer, or a personal emtional reaction. Why people started to vent on social media? 

Was it something like someone started doing, and just as it always happens everyone else followed? If so, what happened with the individual rational thinking? 

I like the idea of using meditation to get some insight, and a better way of dealing with things. 

The two cases that I found most incredible are the Epicurious, and Amy's bakery ones. It's hard to believe that there were adults behind those Twitter accounts. :D 

I don't get what's wrong with the Barilla box either. :( 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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12/9/2013 | 2:04:32 AM
Re: Vent elsewhere
Shane, 

First, I would like to say that it's not me the one who needs advice, just in case my post sounded like that. I don't go broadcasting everything in my life on social media. On the contrary.

Yet, I have wondered about this many times. Social media seems to have become the pshychologist at hand to many people. 

There is also a need to differentiate between expressing one's thoughts on social media about X topic, which sometimes can be strong, and venting an emotional reaction product of a state or anger, frustration, or something else. 

People could wait until they can be more rational when they calm down, too. Or they could learn how to manage their emotions. 

-Susan 
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mak63,
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12/9/2013 | 1:50:05 AM
Re: Vent elsewhere
I second what Shane said about venting. Sometimes we don't think straight and do things with dire consequences.
Sometimes it happens. though, but instead of asking where to vent, why don't ask why? Meditation can help with that.

Going back to the article, I don't get what's wrong with the Barilla box. What's wrong with it?
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