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10 most embarrassing Twitter blunders

We've all seen tweets that inspire the question, "Did they really just post that?" The answer, embarrassingly, is 'Yes' for these 10 train wrecks.



Erin Carson is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers the impact of social media in business and the ways technology is transforming the future of work.


Even though done by an individual it dragged three people, a conference, two companies and thousands of people into a huge debate.  To say that the fertilizer hit the rotary spreader is an understatement.  This was when Adria Richards became prosecutor, judge and jury when she tweeted, and posted photos of two individuals after listening to them talk between themselves. 

Rather than the Internet jumping onto her band wagon it did the opposite.  It became vengeful (unfortunately threats against her), racist, opened up gender differences and a slew of journalists doing knee-jerk articles without getting any or all the facts.