Image: Happy Beaver by stevehdc.
Welcome back to the weekly Twitter column. Yesterday many people on Twitter cried out in outrage about a misled tweet from @vodafoneuk – in it some apparently tweeting under the influence employee made a badly spelled comment about the hygiene of homosexuals.
Then the person also threatened to hunt for beavers!
This would have been the end of the story as @vodafoneUK clearly stated that it was a breach of conduct. They will NOT hunt beavers. Sadly someone responsible for the renowned UK technology site Tecchuff made the same remarks twice on Twitter since then. Shame on you!
Do we have to witness a wide spread wave of anti-beaver misconduct in the British technology sector?
In the meantime @VodafoneUK got additional 500+ followers in the recent days. According the Google Cache they had 8,500 of February, 2nd. During the “breach” they had 8,663. So it seems the good old saying “any publicity is good publicity” also applies here. Now they have approx. 9,050 followers.
There is even the possibility that this was a publicity stunt to get attention.
They may have “pulled a Calacanis” on purpose. They’ve got their brand mentioned all over the web and on several major British publications. Many of them linked to their Twitter account.
Even in the case it was a true blunder we’ve seen that such misconduct pays off.
Nobody seems to be really angry, not even the homosexuals. They probably don’t regard themselves as dirty while they are glad that VodafoneUK has outed itself as being at least bisexual. Still, animal cruelty is unacceptable. Where is PETA when you need them?
Stop the beaver hunt now!
Poor beaver! Our colleagues from SiteVisibility are outraged as well. In case this was done on purpose @VodafoneUK is really bad at being funny though. They should try some good old classy British humor.