Corporate tweet #fail: Which was the worst?

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Today the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that companies are now allowed to use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to make important announcements, as long as investors are told the information beforehand. One of the key controversies leading to the decision was Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' post on Facebook about company metrics.

But Hastings wasn't the first to make a major faux pas on social media (and he surely won't be the last). We've compiled a slideshow of some of the worst corporate messages that have been tweeted. Vote on which is the worst, and let us know of any others in the comments below or by tweeting us @MarketplaceAPM.

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.
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It's inevitable that a few "oopsies" will slip into the twittersphere, particularly given the immediacy of the format... although one might expect the company's PR dept to have people experienced in thinking twice before posting anything that can get re-tweeted a thousand times before coffee break.

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