EPIC: STcom error on Twitter!

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Although it’s April Fool’s Day today, I don’t think this was a joke, not even a bad one.

 

I caught the screencap of the blunder:

 

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They were quick to realise the horrifying error and a string of apology tweets followed:

 

stcomerror-apology

 

Somebody’s in HUGE trouble!

 

I think heads will roll and to whoever that made the blunder, I can only wish you the very best. It is The Straits Times you are talking about after all, our nation’s leading main newspaper. April’s Fool or not, may God be with you.

 

Moral of the story?

 

Do not use personal social media accounts at work.

 

I was just engaged in a conversation the other day with a friend about how social media is a true double-edged sword – it can make you or break you.

 

I just cannot imagine how the person who made the error (by mistake of course) felt when he (or she) realised what just happened.

 

You know that creepy feeling which overwhelms your ears and hits your head? I don’t like that!

 

Maybe if the vulgar word was not in the tweet, the sentence might be less harsh.

 

Let’s see what happens next…

 

As comedian Russell Peter says it, “Somebody’s gonna get hurt REAL bad!”

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