Oprah Winfrey is supporting the Microsoft Surface, and one of the ways she chose to promote the tablet was to sing its praises through a tweet claiming to have purchased several for Christmas -- from an iPad. Unfortunately, whoever runs Oprah's Twitter account, be it Oprah herself or an assistant, failed to realize that using an iPad to send a tweet promoting a Surface could send mixed signals. The official Twitter clients no longer show which app someone is tweeting from, but several third-party clients, in this case Tweetbot, do. In this screenshot from ZAGG, Oprah’s account is clearly shown tweeting about the Surface from Twitter for iPad:
Now, most of Oprah’s Twitter followers won’t notice or care, because they’re probably using Twitter on the web or one of the official apps for their phone, but this is just lazy. If Oprah loves the Surface so much, it can’t be that hard for her to find one to tweet from -- especially since she's apparently bought 12 of them. Oprah has an absolutely huge reach, so it’s not asking too much to put a little more care into how she promotes products. If she loves the product so much, why is she choosing an iPad over a Surface? If this is the work of an assistant, there is a simple solution for that: give them a Surface.