Fail of the Day: Someone Bought CarlyFiorina.org and Filled It With Sad Emoticons, Demon Sheep
Carly Fiorina has officially announced that she is running for president, and while the former Hewlett-Packard CEO has been heavily touting her tech expertise, she’s already made one big mistake online.
Her campaign failed to secure all of the big domains with her name, and one troll decided to useCarlyfiorina.org to make a statement about her leadership at HP.
“Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain,” the site reads. “So I’m using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard.”
The page is then filled with 30,000 emoticons of a frowny face to illustrated the number of layoffs.
If you scroll down to the bottom there’s more text with a quote from Fiorina.
The quote if from an interview Fiorina had with Fortune back in 2005.
If you go to Carlyfiorina.com you will be redirected to her actual campaign site,Carlyforpresident.com.
Hopefully we’ll get to see a “.cat” version in the near future as well from the guy who recently parodied the New York Times.
The source code for the site has a nice “demon sheep” Easter Egg and a link to a bonus page with an animated sheep with glowing red eyes.
This is a reference to the viral demon sheep attack ad from Fiorina in 2010, which had NY Magcalling her an “Internet genius.”
Unfortunately, she isn’t living up to that name with this domain gaffe, but she is doing a Periscope Q&A!
Ted Cruz had a similar problem on day one of his candidacy, failing to gain control of TedCruz.combefore his announcement.
As a result, anyone who goes to that website by mistake will simply see text that reads” “Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!”
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