Yes, you read it right – there’s been yet another plane crash. But before you panic, rest assured that this crashed plane was indeed found (by hundreds, maybe thousands of Twitter users), and was a fraction of the scale of an actual airplane.
You see, in a terrible display of judgment, whoever had access to American Airlines’ Twitter account accidentally (purposefully?) attached a Very Not Safe for Work image to a tweet responding to a customer complaint. The offending image featured a mini-Boeing 777, tail-end up, crash-landed into a woman’s…ahem, hangar, to keep the metaphor intact.
According to an article on Deadspin’s The Concourse blog, “So what probably happened is some social media moron at US Airways tried to copy and paste the American Airlines tweet to a friend but instead tweeted it at some frustrated customers.”
Obviously we’re not linking to this offensiveness (we’re too cultured for that; Google it if your morbid curiosity gets the best of you), but nonetheless we thought it’s a good cautionary tale for all you Tweeters out there. For our part, we only intend to tweet about what matters – sourcing industrial metals efficiently and cost-effectively.
To that end, here’s what you shouldn’t have missed this week on MetalMiner:
SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Strike One
A US Appeals Court struck down parts of Dodd-Frank Section 1502, which turned into the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule, calling out the rule’s infringement upon the First Amendment. Before you rejoice and throw away your CMR (conflict minerals report) templates, here’s what you should know:
- Conflict Minerals Rule: Breakdown and Context, posted by our new team member, Kyle Fitzsimmons (read Kyle’s bio)
- Conflict Minerals Compliance: What Should US Manufacturers Do Now?
Glencore Xstrata Pull-Out
No more Las Bambas for Glencore Xstrata – Stuart digs into how the commodities behemoth is makin’ moves:
And the Actual Biggest News of the Week…
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