Jim Cramer’s Tweet of 2017: “Facebook should try stories”
Jim Cramer just had a brilliant thought:
If Instagram/FB comes up with something like “snapchat stories” then i think SNAP will be in real trouble as that’s my favorite feature, esp featured snap where kids get their news!
— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) November 18, 2017
Just one problem: Instagram unveiled stories in August of last year. Facebook has also introduced the feature into its messenger app, and its main homepage. Cramer is spot-on in his prediction, except that Snapchat is already feeling the consequences, very publicly, of Facebook’s outstandingly successful copy/paste job.
As you’d expect, Twitter users did not ignore Cramer’s gaffe:
They already have that. It’s killing Snapchat.
— Ryan ⛳engee (@RyanBallengee) November 18, 2017
Hahaha it’s bafflingly hilarious because this tweet was intended to make him sound current and aware.
— Marco Marandiz (@allthingsmarco) November 19, 2017
You must be a real social media expert
— Jimmy Fink (@Jimmy_Fink) November 18, 2017
Some users wondered if Cramer was playing a cruel joke.
are you trolling us?
— rob proesmans (@robproesmans) November 18, 2017
There were also some well-placed GIFs.
— Amarilys (@ammahottie) November 18, 2017
— Caffeinated Techie (@Ciscoandchai) November 18, 2017
The baffling mistake was most likely the result of a mistake in scheduling, from years earlier, but it’s still absolutely hilarious. Keep tweeting Jim.