Top 12 Social Media Blunders of 2011

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Kutcher’s fumble

Ashton Kutcher felt the heat in November when the A-list celeb sent out an angry tweet to his 8 million-plus followers about former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, fired in connection to alleged child molestation scandals. An oblivious Kutcher went to his @aplusk account, tweeting: “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.” Later catching on to the news, Kutcher deleted the tweet, admitted the error and explained that he didn’t have the whole story. Since then Kutcher gave the reins of his account to his Katalyst Media team.

Lesson: You might want to hire professionals to handle your account, or at least a fact-checker.