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Delta commits Ghana gaffe, hackers target Pinterest and Facebook duped by Ryan Gosling hoax

It's social media, minus the irritating hashtags. Iona St Joseph cuts through the clutter to bring you a weekly update on the social stories you need to know. A trained journalist, Iona manages the social team at 10 Yetis' dedicated division, A Social Media Agency. You can follow her daily musings and opinions on Twitter @ionastjoseph.

Delta Airlines apologises for Twitter gaffe

Another day, another Twitter fail from a US airline. This time it’s Delta, which has been accused of ‘poor taste’ after it sent a tweet congratulating the US national team on their win over Ghana in the World Cup on Monday.

Its post featured the scoreline accompanied by two images that were supposed to represent the companies involved. The first image presented no problems, the Statue of Liberty representing the USA, no biggy. It was the second pic that caused the problem, a giraffe that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately for Delta Airlines, there are no giraffes in Ghana, and naturally, Twitter took great delight in pointing that out.

Delta was quick to delete the initial tweet and issue an apology. Not before the people of Twitter had had their fill though… Phil Neville feels Twitter’s wrathA radiator salesman has felt the wrath of angry Twitter users in yet another instance of username confusion. @PhilNeville was bombarded with angry tweets over the weekend, as many England fans were unhappy with his namesake’s commentary on the England match.The Phil Neville who was actually doing the commentating, whose Twitter handle is @Fizzer18, tweeted: “1st live co-comm last night- sometimes you have to take the criticism- it will only make me better- thanks for the feedback(ahahahaha)!”Ryan Gosling Father’s Day hoax fools millionsA father’s day hoax involving internet heartthrob Ryan Gosling attracted almost one million Facebook ‘likes’ last weekend. The Facebook page claimed that Gosling adopted a baby for a year after its mother passed away, but had to return him to his biological father after a custody battle. When the Independent posted about the hoax yesterday, it had received over 915,000 likes. It has since been removed. That's all despite the fact it had all the markings of a hoax, including a link for users to “Save thousands of children and meet me while doing it” redirecting to a page where you could buy Gosling t-shirts.Pinterest hacked by weightloss spammersBad news for Pinterest this week, as the site was hacked for the second time in four months, and many users found their feeds spammed by posts and pins about weightloss. Obviously, there are already a lot of posts on Pinterest about weightloss (you’ve got to motivate yourself some how), but these were just message trying to flog “an Asian fruit that burns fat for you”. Aye, because they wouldn’t already sell that in Tesco if it existed. 10 Yetis launches ideas site*Shameless plug alert*We’ve launched a new site at 10 Yetis today; encouraging creatives to, well, get creative. Finding a job in an industry where you have to have experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience, can be really tricky and we totally understand how hard it can be as a budding designer/PR/social/digital web developer person straight out of uni looking for your first step on the career ladder.So we wanted to help out, and whilst we can’t offer up any more jobs at the moment, we still want to work with people on their ideas. We’ve launched makingshithappen.co.uk, which allows you to submit your creative ideas. We’ll then pick the best ones and then work with you to make your idea, giving you credit for the whole thing. Go take a look, you know you want to.

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