June 09, 2011, 12:34 PM —
If only he’d D'd instead of @'d.
The Huffington Post is reporting that the man who the NY Times has called a Technofile experienced the common phenomenon of DM fail (don’t feel bad, it happens to everyone).
"Last Friday night, I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle," Weiner admitted during a press conference Monday, adding he deeply regrets the way he has used Twitter to date.
He is hardly the first to fall victim to a "DM fail," as this type of error is known on Twitter: Economist Nouriel Roubini tweeted -- then deleted -- an insult that was presumably meant for a DM conversation, saying of a reporter, "Off the record […] he is a loser and like all parasite losers he hopes for attention and traffic."