Our favorite companies have their own take on “May the fourth,” Windows Phone UK earns a facepalm

Our favorite companies have their own take on “May the fourth,” Windows Phone UK earns a facepalm
Social media is a pretty unforgiving place. When you do things right, the word spreads promptly thanks to a loyal following, but do something wrong, and it will really spread like a wild fire.  For the Star Wars loyal, May the 4th has become an impromptu holiday with a play on the famous line, “May the force be with you.”

We are sure that some of these nuanced days either delight, or cause teeth grinding wonder.  Needless to day, “may the 4th be with you” is here to stay, for the foreseeable future at least.

Some of our favorite companies, manufacturers and carriers, took to the Twitter-sphere with some pretty neat plays on the day. US Cellular threw out a whole bunch of posts to share the spirit of the Star Wars fan. HP was in on the game too. Nokia, as you might expect, did their part, as did HTC and Google.

Microsoft, on the other hand, was hit-or-miss. Team Windows earned a “nicely played” recognition. Windows Phone UK, did not. Now, it could be chalked up to trolling, but within the replies and retweets, there was one Microsoft employee alerting another to the miscue (to no avail).

Just as entertaining as seeing Windows Phone UK cheer on “trekkies” (as in from Star Trek, hence the classic Jean-Luc Picard facepalm) along with their Star Wars salutation, were some of the responses. We picked a few out of the hundreds to share a good chuckle. Some of the folks were outright distressed (some things apparently are that serious) at the faux pas, but then again, this might have been trolling at an epic social media level. What do you think?


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30 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

No surprise here. Windows phone users aren't really that bright.

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hence Proved...

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That is such a bait /troll comment I swear.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Wow, why did you make that statement? I seen phones from Samsung, HTC and Motorola which are Androids OS devices... Or did the Devil make you do it? O.o Picture #7 is Moto...

19. aksa123

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I'm offended. I demand your apology.

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Well, the Windows Phone OS earned several facepalms, so it's only right it's team earns it too.

6. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Didn't see Apple , guess they are just too busy with bullsh*t lawsuits , thank god there werent any small black rectangular devices with screens on them in the movies or Apple would be after Lucas too.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Butthurt?

8. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

about what? i just see a point being proven here

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Partly true, Apple and Samsung really are too busy with BS lawsuits.

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Anyone not wilfully blind can see #13, right?

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Apparently..Calm_down is willfully blind....

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Join the dark side...

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Join the dark side...

14. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Microsoft..keeping out of touch! (pun intended) What a joke of a company

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah, how cool does that sound! Maybe, YOU should try running the company and then, maybe talk sh*t if you want to.

24. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If thats the criteria for being able to talk sh......no one would ever comment on anything....ever.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I would...like "They're bad at the moment but i hope they rise soon"... Something optimistic and positive you know...no one has to be an as*. The point is...don't talk sh*t!

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I'll give you that. A lot of times in life...its not what you say....but how you say it.....

15. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

lol HTC:"Challenge the galaxy empire" sorry but not possible with such marketing

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol, classic!

18. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Sorry, but I don't see the fail? Anyone tell me. I'm a fail too! :'(

20. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Neither did I. Of course some WP haters on this site just need a word against WP to unleash their hatred. There was nothing fail about this tweet IMO. Just a bunch of immature kids retweeting it with hate and trolls.

21. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The fail is that "trekkies" are Star Trek fans, as in the TV show(s). Star Wars fans are not trekkies. Some of the super-nerds take great offense if the two are mixed up. "Normal" people won't notice. However, gadget geeks tend to know these things.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I personally agree with the trolling theory. It's similar to those "eye twitch" posts with Picard saying "Use the force, Gandalf, or Harry will die on Battlestar Galactica" or something like that.

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The sad part is this generation might not know what a trekkie is or what Star Wars even is....unless its animated.

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh trust me, this generation and future ones know all about Star Wars. One of my many jobs is working as a cashier, and there was a couple with like three kids who all had Star Wars shirts on and talked excitedly about it when I commented on the shirts. I told the parents they were raising the kids right, lol. And remember that there's three whole new movies coming out. Live action ones at that.

22. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

This is just to show that M$ is not spending the $$ marketing WP. They are paying the team peanuts hence some newbies who don't know a d**k about marketing get hired causing such screwups. PS I have the Lumia 1020. I am always of the opinion that M$ did not know a d**k about WP (yes WP, even though they made it) before Nokia. Thats me being as sacarstic as possible. If I don't see a 1030 and a 730 announced soon with with all the features I expect in a real Nokia(would have been). I have a strong feeling that this buyout of Nokia was a waste of time and money. In fact it has caused a lot of pain to a lot of good/talented people.

27. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3061; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So they should hire you to "head" the marketing department since you know so much about d**k.

29. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The cassette telling the cloud he's his father. Lolz. Redemption for MS. And I would kill for an r2-d2 1520

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