Whoops! Looking for a good social media case study on how NOT to behave on Twitter? The Doubleshot, a Tulsa, Oklahoma coffee shop got a dose of social media reality when it tweeted a notice to its customers that breastfeeding was no longer allowed in their shop.
Hmmm….do you see a TweetStorm coming? Hundreds of tweets responding to the Doubleshot letting them know that they won’t be patronizing the coffee shop or reminding them that breastfeeding is legally protected in Oklahoma.
So…the best thing to do would be to just apologize, right? An honest mistake made in front of the entire Twitterverse can often be resolved with a simple “Sorry…we made a mistake.” But the folks at the Doubleshot chose to take a different route:
Hmmm…..not really the apology that the Tweetverse was looking for. After 20 or 30 more flaming Tweets at how angry people were with the Doubleshot, they finally felt the pressure and caved:
As you can imagine, this half-hearted attempt at a solution didn’t really quiet the masses. Instead, it fueled a day of angry tweets which ended up with a spot on Fox news
The lesson is simple…Think Before You Tweet and when you make a mistake, say you’re sorry.