What Made Our Thumb Stop? #6
Long time no see! We've been super busy in the office and we apologise for the lack of WMYTSs but we're back and have three cracking stories for you all.
Tweeting from a fridge, surely not?
A Twitter user has gained thousands of followers and interactions online after saying she tweeted from a fridge (yes you read that right) when her mother confiscated her phone. The tweet went viral, with more than 12,000 retweets. She posted: "I do not know if this is going to tweet I am talking to my fridge what the heck my Mom confiscated all of my electronics again."
If someone told you that you could tweet from your refrigerator, you would think they’re mad. Not in 2019. LG denied it was involved with the tweets, but must have been over the moon with what turned out to be a great advert for their products, specifically their fridges. An LG spokeswoman said that there was “No marketing ploy and that they learned about the madness in real time with the rest of the world.”
The tweet showed up as coming from an "LG smart refrigerator"
What next? Tweeting from your wardrobe?
The gram sends user in debt
An Instagram user spent over £5,000 on a six-week holiday to Disneyland "for the 'gram".
The 27-year-old from Australia admits getting into thousands of dollars of debt to impress friends on Instagram.
The reasoning behind it? Make sure you’re sitting down… To get "the perfect shot" for her 777 followers.
We all spend time on our Instagram aiming to get the perfect shot to make our friends jealous, we may even go to a really fancy restaurant that you can just about afford to take a picture of the really overpriced and really small main course, but to go into debt, is a completely different ball game and something we certainly disagree with!
In total it cost her around $10,000 (£5,525).
Don’t be that person, please.
Online troll, trolls clueless customers
Social media has become a big deal for businesses – most customers are online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and can easily be reached with a simple post or private message. A user online with the name ‘Customer Support’ trolled clueless customers on Facebook posts acting as the business. The man behind this, Wesley Metcalfe has a Facebook account under the name 'Customer Support.' He visits the pages of various companies, changing his profile picture to match them, and proceeds to interact with customers in a hilariously funny and often rude way.
This can lead to online trolls, and although we don’t encourage the behaviour, we found it pretty funny and had to mention it. We’re sure you’ll be glad we did. Here are some examples of the Troll Man in action:
That’s all folks!