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OOPS: Jax Writer Tweets Porn Link

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Raiders, May 11, 2012.

  1. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    [A] Florida Times-Union sportswriter made the embarrassing everyman mistake of accidentally tweeting a porn link to xHamster.com instead of a sports article. The randy tweet stayed up for nearly an hour and gave his thousands of followers a pleasant surprise.

    http://gizmodo.com/5909542/newspaper-writer-accidentally-tweets-a-porn-link-to-thousands-of-followers
     
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hey, it worked. His Twitter feed became even more of a must-follow.
     
  3. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    Nightmare.
     
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Bored in my hotel room last night, I went to xboc.com on my work computer on accident, instead of xbox.com. Let's just say it's a tiny bit NSFW. And by tiny, I say that sarcastically.
     
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Whitehouse.com used to be a porn site, which we wonderfully found out first hand in middle school.
     
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That site owner was stupid, surely not thinking of facing an IRS audit every year for the rest of his life.
     
  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I remember that. Something like yahooj.com, too, though I always wondered why the j was put on the end. Wouldn't an easier keystroke mistake be something like yahii.com?
     
  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Right at the beginning of the Internet fad, Californiaangelsdotcom got you to an escort service.
    And when the PGA decided to go for PGAdotcom, they found it was already taken by the Potato Growers Assn.
     
  9. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    What does the paper do with this? Anything? Nothing? I guess it was the writer's personal Twitter account, but he uses it to represent the paper, too.

    Embarrassing, but not the end of the world. But what a gaffe.
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Since he is one of the selectors, no doubt that the Pro Football HOF is thrilled about this development.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Probably nothing.

    It's perfectly possible that he copied the Tiny URL and left off a letter. Happened to me the other day on a Facebook post and I ended up with a Japanese site of some sort.
     
  12. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    You don't need tinyURL for Twitter posts now -- Twitter takes any URL and shortens it automatically.
     
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