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‘Wrong midnight’: New Year well-wishers tripped up by Twitter scheduling

That time of year when your Twitter feed fills up with fireworks is almost here, but not quite yet. Photo: Fireworks Brisbane and Gold CoastIt would seem that some are getting a little too excited for the new year — accidentally scheduling their New Year wishes to go live many hours before midnight.

From Australia to Britain, people have been outsmarted by technology.

The Tower Bridge in London tweeted: ‘Happy New Year from everyone here at Tower Bridge!” at midnight, one night too soon. “Dave, did you set up the scheduled tweet?” – “Yep, all sorted.” – “You got the date right?” – “Yep. Definitely”. pic.twitter老域名出售/vdLBpnM4rf— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) December 31, 2015Oops, guess we got a little too excited there… https://t.co/lZuYa5HzsK— Tower Bridge (@TowerBridge) December 31, 2015

They weren’t the only ones prematurely excited for 2016. The Eureka Sky Deck in Melbourne also wished their followers a happy new year before being caught by Twitter user Jeff Waugh. Once again, the most difficult things in programming are times and dates. #EurekaSkydeck#melbourne#nyepic.twitter老域名出售/DVjv3MrzRs— Jeff Waugh (@jdub) December 30, 2015

The Eureka Sky deck wrote: “Happy new Year love the team at the #EurekaSkydeck! We wish you all the best in 2016! #melbourne.”

Twitter is expecting millions of people to take to the service to send out their well wishes. The company has even unveiled a new emoji to spread the festive cheer.

The firework emoji will be unlocked when users include the hashtag #HappyNewYear in one of more than 35 languages at the end of their Tweet. Wrong midnight. pic.twitter老域名出售/e1fEd2Z5mQ— Nick Walker (@nickw84) December 31, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名购买.

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