Tennis Player endorses Samsung and Tweets About How Much He Loves His Samsung Galaxy S4…From His iPhone
When you post a tweet or take a photo we know where you are and what device you are using. It’s called a Smart phone for a reason. When you use an Application on your phone it is under the control of the device and its operating system. You can tell either directly as it may include that information in the application or it may be hidden in some header code. Likewise when you snap a picture with a Smart phone and then upload. The picture contains your location and the type of device as well as the shutter settings.
It is surprising how many people fail to understand this. Tennis player David Ferrer is competing in the Samsung-sponsored Mutua Madrid Open this weekend.
In a presumably sponsored tweet before the event, Ferrer wrote about how much he loves Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4.
The tweet was sent from his iPhone.
We first spotted the news on Apple Insider, but apparently the tweet has been making its rounds on the Huffington Post’s Spanish site and Twitter.
Here’s a screenshot:
The Tweet has been deleted and reposted from another device.
The snafu is an increasingly common mistake from celebrities who endorse tech products. Singer Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s new creative director, was caught tweeting from her iPhone a few months ago. Keys claimed she was hacked and deleted the tweet.
Last year, Oprah Winfrey used her iPad to tweet about how much she loved Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.