Quirky News of the Web — October 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Meg Whitman’s Campaign’s Unfortunate “Oopsie”

It is really amusing following the mid-term elections this year, especially the number of loonies who are parading themselves as legitimate candidates, people like the I’m-not-a-witch O’Donnell, or the lying Miller time. It’s just one amusing train wreck after the other, and one of the most amusing so far has come courtesy of the Be-scared-of-Latinos Whitman’s campaign, in which a campaign spokesperson had the misfortune of missing an “r” in the link she retweeted, so instead of linking to this she linked to …

Who must be the luckiest Youtuber on earth for getting it since invaluable gesture of free advertising from the Whitman campaign, and the best justification that the spokesperson could come up with for her gaff was “oopsie“.

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