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MacRumors
Mar 11, 2013, 08:38 AM
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The Apple iBookstore Twitter account (https://twitter.com/ibookstore) accidentally retweeted an obscene message last night, reports 9to5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2013/03/10/apple-ibookstore-twitter-account-retweets-something-that-would-get-it-banned-from-the-app-store/).

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/ibookstore.png
The account also favorited the tweet, adding to the embarrassment for the company which has sought to limit sexually-explicit content (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/06/26/apple-will-not-distribute-porn-and-other-inappropriate-content/) on its App Store although it has not placed similar restrictions on its iBookstore.*It is likely that whoever operates the Twitter account intended to retweet it on their personal Twitter account but did so while logged into the iBookstore account.

(The offending word has been removed from the screenshot shown above.)

Article Link: Apple's iBookstore Twitter Account Accidentally Retweets Obscene Message (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/11/apples-ibookstore-twitter-account-accidentally-retweets-obscene-message/)



SJism23
Mar 11, 2013, 08:43 AM
Looks like Apple's social media manager is out of a job...

SteveSparks
Mar 11, 2013, 08:44 AM
Wow! Sounds like they needed to use separate devices for tweeting!

needfx
Mar 11, 2013, 08:47 AM
"A rooster (also called a cockerel or cock) is a bird. In actuality, it is a male chicken (Gallus gallus), while the female is called a hen."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooster

decimortis
Mar 11, 2013, 08:50 AM
The offending word has been removed

So has the employee.

D.

Peace
Mar 11, 2013, 08:51 AM
Well at least the iBook Twitter account only has 214k followers. Could have been worse.

briantology
Mar 11, 2013, 08:54 AM
Posting this just adds to the exposure of it. All we get is a little chuckle while someone loses face.

samdchuck
Mar 11, 2013, 08:57 AM
"A rooster (also called a cockerel or cock) is a bird. In actuality, it is a male chicken (Gallus gallus), while the female is called a hen."

And? The word was dick not cock. Here's the tweet:

https://twitter.com/AlisonAgosti/status/310969927584587776

Also for some reason sucking a rooster sounds way worse than sucking a dick.

needfx
Mar 11, 2013, 09:09 AM
And? The word was dick not cock. Here's the tweet:

https://twitter.com/AlisonAgosti/status/310969927584587776

Also for some reason sucking a rooster sounds way worse than sucking a dick.

it was simply fun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_dick

a Spotted dick is a steamed suet pudding, popular in Britain and Canada, containing dried fruit (usually currants or raisins) commonly served with custard. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable) or possibly a corruption of the word dough[1] or dog, as "spotted dog" is another name for the same dish with the use of plums rather than currants. Another explanation offered for the word "dick" is that is the German word for "thick."
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest documented reference is a recipe for "Plum Bolster, or Spotted Dick", in Alexis Soyer's The modern Housewife or ménagère (1849).[2][3]
Hospital managers at Gloucestershire NHS Trust (in 2001)[4] and the catering staff at Flintshire County Council (in 2009)[5] renamed the pudding Spotted Richard on menus because of the use of the word dick in the original name, a common dysphemism for male genitalia in the English language. Gloucestershire NHS Trust restored the original name in 2002. Flintshire County Council reversed their renaming after a few weeks.[6]

samcraig
Mar 11, 2013, 09:15 AM
Well at least the iBook Twitter account only has 214k followers. Could have been worse.

I think that statement shows how little you might understand about social networking and an online presence.

Max E Verde
Mar 11, 2013, 10:00 AM
Wow! Sounds like they needed to use separate devices for tweeting!

Yes, I know if I was running a corporate and a personal account, and used the same app on the same device to run both, that I would one day accidentally post something from my personal account to the corporate account.

Yvan256
Mar 11, 2013, 10:04 AM
I think that statement shows how little you might understand about social networking and an online presence.

And I think you just woooshed yourself. ;)

samcraig
Mar 11, 2013, 10:18 AM
And I think you just woooshed yourself. ;)

I don't follow?

hofer
Mar 11, 2013, 11:33 AM
Not true that Apple does not censor books in the iBookstore. Check this out:
http://www.cultofmac.com/199930/apple-kicks-book-about-hippies-off-the-danish-ibookstore-for-using-apples-to-censor-genitals/

rmwebs
Mar 11, 2013, 11:43 AM
Most companies would make the effort to tweet an apology. Apple just act like it never happened.

samcraig
Mar 11, 2013, 11:56 AM
Most companies would make the effort to tweet an apologie. Apple just act like it never happened.

People obviously read twitter wrong.

bwillwall
Mar 11, 2013, 12:31 PM
Most companies would make the effort to tweet an apologie. Apple just act like it never happened.

Apology*, but true.

tirk
Mar 11, 2013, 12:37 PM
I don't follow?

I think the OP was being ironic.

samcraig
Mar 11, 2013, 12:43 PM
I think the OP was being ironic.

I must be missing something (or not enough sleep). I still don't understand the point.

Mine is - 214K followers isn't insignificant. Especially on twitter/social networking sites and the internet at large. Add in any press the tweet gets, all the retweets/etc and even someone with 10 followers could explode with bad press.

It's like that old shampoo commercial. And they told two friends. And they each told two friends. And they each told two friends. And so on...

Yvan256
Mar 11, 2013, 01:55 PM
I don't follow?

I read Peace's comment as being sarcastic because 214 thousand people is quite a larger number of readers. You didn't get the sarcasm and made a fool of yourself with your own comment.

If Peace's comment wasn't sarcastic, however, then you were right in your reply to Peace because 214K isn't a small number at all.

samcraig
Mar 11, 2013, 02:06 PM
I read Peace's comment as being sarcastic because 214 thousand people is quite a larger number of readers. You didn't get the sarcasm and made a fool of yourself with your own comment.

If Peace's comment wasn't sarcastic, however, then you were right in your reply to Peace because 214K isn't a small number at all.

Understood. Only - I don't feel I made a fool of myself. I certainly don't feel foolish since the sarcasm was obviously not obvious.

bedifferent
Mar 11, 2013, 02:19 PM
This made me think of Ryan Reynolds telling Betty White to "suck a hot ****" in this "Funny or Die" skit back when "The Proposal" was released:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn1r1jb4--k

"You ab crunching jack-***" LOL

stridemat
Mar 11, 2013, 04:50 PM
MOD NOTE

Closed. This thread has deviated too far away from its intended purpose.