Related News: Oops! When social media goes wrong

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On Twitter, even the best intentions can lead to disastrous results.

That’s what happened to the NFL’s New England Patriots this week, when the football team’s attempt to reward their followers on Twitter turned into a social media manager’s worst nightmare.

It all began Thursday morning, when the Patriots tweeted they were celebrating reaching 1 million followers by thanking fans with “custom digital Pats jerseys.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Facebook to Track Users Across Devices to Study Shopping Habits

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Facebook Inc. will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

Marketers will be able to see the number of users that clicked on an ad, whether they used a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, and which device was used to buy a product, Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said in a blog post today.

Source: Bloomberg

Related News: Jurors’ Facebook posts could threaten murder verdict

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A jury foreman who took to social media to complain about being picked as a juror and then to discuss the murder case while it was still being tried may have put the guilty verdict in jeopardy.

Harvey Labadie and another juror’s posts on Facebook — at least one of them made from the jury room in the Macomb County courthouse in Mt. Clemens — were cited by attorneys in their request for a new trial for Terry Wilson, 21, of Clinton Township.

Source: USA Today

Related News: Central Florida teen charged with attempted murder in stabbing over Facebook post

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Witnesses told deputies that a 14-year-old was walking home with friends when he confronted the 16-year-old about a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“He indicated to his father that the 14-year-old tried to approach him at school to confront him regarding the Facebook post,” said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. “He ignored him the majority of the day, when he was walking home, that’s when the 14-year-old confronted him.”

Source: Click Orlando

Related News: Authorities: Facebook post sparks confrontation, shots fired in Lee Co.

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a Facebook post appears to have sparked a confrontation between two men that ended in shots fired.

Eric Woodson runs a neighborhood watch group on Facebook for the Lee County area in Alabama.

Zachary Belitz, 22, told investigators he went over to Woodson’s home along Lee Rd. 2105 in order to throw a brick at his home, because he was angry at a post Woodson made on the group’s page. The post never mentioned Belitz by name, but referred to a man as “the Walmart Phenix City pervert” and a “Wal-wanker”, while calling his wife an idiot for marrying him.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Girl costs father $80,000 with ‘SUCK IT’ Facebook post

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The former head of a private preparatory school in Miami, Florida is out an $80,000 discrimination settlement after his daughter boasted about it on Facebook.

Patrick Snay, 69 — the former head of Gulliver Preparatory School — filed an age discrimination complaint when his 2010-11 contract wasn’t renewed.

In November 2011, the school and Snay came to an agreement in which Snay would be paid $10,000 in back pay, and an $80,000 settlement. Gulliver Schools also agreed to cut Snay’s attorneys a check for $60,000.

But before the ink could dry on the deal, Snay’s daughter took to Facebook, boasting, “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Dothan judge hears arguments in case of officer disciplined for Facebook posts

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Before a Dothan judge can determine whether the city’s personnel board acted appropriately in upholding the discipline of a police officer who made controversial Facebook posts, he must first determine the criteria he can consider to make his ruling.

Circuit Judge Butch Binford heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Dothan Police Cpl. Raemonica Carney, who was disciplined by Police Chief Greg Benton earlier this year after he was made aware of Facebook posts she made concerning Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who is believed to have killed two officers and two others before being pursued to a California cabin where an exchange of gunfire occurred. A fire erupted in the cabin and Dorner died in the fire.

Source: Dothan Eagle