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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #4 – Blackberry & Apple Crumble Served up on Twitter

Ashley Turner
Ashley Turner

14 October 2011

It’s Friday again and you know what that means… it’s time for another recap of the week’s funniest/strangest/most embarrassing FAILs from the week in marketing/online. We hope you’re ready… this week was a doozy!

Apple & Blackberry Crumble

With recent Blackberry failures all over the globe and the error message that appeared when users attempted to download IOS5, the digital world went into a tailspin and people took to Twitter to air their frustrations, resulting in this week’s top phrase and monumental fail, ‘Apple and Blackberry crumble!’

Apple IOS5, Blackberry Outtage

As people get more frustrated, the tweets are getting funnier! Apple users have been calling out Blackberry users and vice versa, making it a digital West Side Story rumble on the dark streets of Twitterville.

In the wake of yet another iPhone being released, this can’t be good for Blackberry… will this be the end of the iPhone’s long-time rival?

One tweeter pointed out an interesting coincidence nearly as uncanny as all the iPhones recently lost in pubs:

Steve Jobs, BBM, Fail


American Airlines Blocks Twitter on Troubled Flight

In what seems to be an attempt to prohibit fearmongoring and the spread of incorrect, unauthorized information from a troubled flight amid an emergency landing, American Airlines blocked Twitter.

American Airlines, Twitter, Freedom of Speech

Though we can see why American Airlines might go to such measures, we can also see the aftermath they are about to face with people shouting about their ‘freedom of speech’ and whatnot… epic fail!

All the Single Ladies… Eat Curly Fries?

Last, but not least, Arby’s, an American fast food chain made Funny or Die’s top 10 worst corporate tweets this week.

Funny or Die, Arby's, Curly Fries, Single GirlsIf that’s the best thing about being single, I sure am glad I’m married!



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