Just for Fun! Five Online Bloopers to learn from

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We come across online bloopers everyday in the internet – be it from individuals or brands. It not only lightens up your day; but also provide an opportunity to learn. Here is a quick compilation of five such bloopers. Have you come across similar ones…do share them as comments!

Facebook What’s on your mind?

Off-late Facebook has been trying hard to get what’s in your mind – based on your location, mood, and what not. I am sure you would have seen it prompting the use to share some common events like matches, celebrations and so on. Here is one such attempt that I felt was not that appropriate…

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A Feature gone wrong — How can a Texas vs Patriots NFL match be relevant to a person in Kochi who doesn’t even know ABCs of American Football

 

Sharing Content for the sake of it!

Here is a typical blooper you will encounter often. Simply sharing for the sake of it. It’s amazing to see this can even happen from the Gurus of inbound marketing!

Dennis Ritchie passed away in 2011! It was not just Dharmesh; even Google's Sundar Pichai tweeted the same!
Dennis Ritchie passed away in 2011! It was not just Dharmesh; even Google’s Sundar Pichai tweeted the same!

Google Adsense and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) use the same logo!

It’s bizarre to see the same logo being used in two products of the big brand like Google – Adsense and AMP. More importantly, in adsense its used for an ‘un-available’ reporting option and in the second case as the denotation for showing mobile-friendliness of the page!

Performance Reports > New Report > Filter > URL Channels
Performance Reports > New Report > Filter > URL Channels

 

AMP Logo in Mobile Search Results
AMP Logo in Mobile Search Results

 Flipkart Lite goes wrong?

While window shopping Flipkart in mobile site; came across this interesting offering 🙂 Looks like either its a bug or a caching issue; anyway it would have been interesting to get camera lenses at toothbrush holders’ price levels!

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A bug in live? If such cross-over products are there; it will be interesting 🙂

Sharing 404 pages!

This is yet another common blooper witnessed. You share a webpage, which is already moved or deleted. Here is one from Hootsuite CEO; that too about an important announcement!

Interestingly, someone wants to connect based on the page!
Interestingly, someone wants to connect based on the page!

What are some of the bloopers you have come across…?

About Vijay Sankar 42 Articles

A techie turned business professional; presently living in Cochin, India. For bread and butter, exploring the domain of marketing attribution. I hold an Electrical Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Trivandrum and Executive MBA (PGPEM) from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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