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Top 10 Social Media Fails Of 2014

Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
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1. LG's 'bendgate' faux pas

Following the launch of Apple's supersized iPhone 6 Plus, photos and videos went viral showing how easily the device reportedly bent in users' back pockets. A number of brands, including LG France, jumped on the opportunity to capitalize on the scandal, dubbed 'Bendgate.'

LG's tweet roughly translated to 'Our smartphones don't bend, they are naturally curved' -- a snarky tweet from the phone maker, which included an image of the LG G Flex. The problem? The tweet was sent from an iPhone.

1. LG's "bendgate" faux pas
Following the launch of Apple's supersized iPhone 6 Plus, photos and videos went viral showing how easily the device reportedly bent in users' back pockets. A number of brands, including LG France, jumped on the opportunity to capitalize on the scandal, dubbed "Bendgate."

LG's tweet roughly translated to "Our smartphones don't bend, they are naturally curved" -- a snarky tweet from the phone maker, which included an image of the LG G Flex. The problem? The tweet was sent from an iPhone.

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Best Apology Award
Pinterest's social media marketing promotion was annoying to its recipients, but less offensive than some others cited here -- and I think they win the prize for wittiest apology for comparing the service to a pushy mother. 
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