PR Done Right: Facebook Engineer Apologizes On Reddit For Blocking Imgur Links
Facebook software engineer Matt Jones has taken to Reddit to apologize to users for accidentally blocking popular image hosting site Imgur while working to catch malicious URLs. The image below was posted by Redditer “AmericanDerp” and was upvoted 2,469 times with 663 comments in the past five hours.
Well, I guess that turned out OK after all. fb.me/1H4FDh7nc
— Matt (@fisherrider) July 17, 2012
Comments on the Reddit thread initially ranged from “this is how facebook dies” to more illustrative takes on the issue. However, once Jones posted his apology, users praised him for “PR done right.”
Fisher’s dog (the imgur link at the end of his post) righteously approves of the apology.