UK Shop 'Sorry' for Using Iran Tags in Twitter Ad Campaign
The messages had nothing to do with unrest
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2009 3:20 PM CDT
Habitat, a furniture store, used tags related to the Iranian elections to promote its unrelated messages.   (
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(Newser) – A British furniture store has apologized for tagging its Twitter promotional messages with Iran-related hash tags, AFP reports. The store may have been trying to maximize the number of people viewing its tweets, but instead provoked outrage at the misuse of Twitter, a key media tool for Iranian protesters. “This was absolutely not authorized,” a company statement reads. “We were shocked and are very sorry.”