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Forum posts for Embarrasing web moments

Posted by Palmer on Nov 20, 2006
This was hilarious. I especially enjoyed #6 where the wrong guy was interviewed on TV. I hope that happens to one of us someday.

Posted by phduffy on Nov 20, 2006
I liked that list, but there were a few that I don't think really qualify as internet goofs.

Posting naked pictures of yourself? Internet Goof
Filing a video for no one but yourself that subsequently gets leaked to the net? Internet Goof
Interviewing the wrong guy on the number one broadcaster in the UK? Not an internet goof.

I think
Posted by Nerhael on Nov 20, 2006
That this is more things that were embarassing because they got propagated via the web.

IE, Steve Ballmer, and Star Wars Kid didn't do anything on the web either, but those events are infamous now due to people distributing it everywhere online.

Posted by phduffy on Nov 20, 2006
But those are different. They are ONLY famous due to the web, while the BBC thing would have been a screwup no matter what.

Posted by Nerhael on Nov 20, 2006
But I think the item would haven't had near as much world wide renown if it hadn't made it's way onto the web.

The article wasn't about "internet goofs", it was more about the most embarassing things to have made their way onto the net.

I personally wouldn't have heard about this guy except I read about it on metafilter or something. It would have been relatively unknown to most of the world I think.

Posted by phduffy on Nov 20, 2006
I guess we'll agree to disagree. The BBC thing was in most major newspapers.