What do Oprah, the Microsoft Surface tablet, and the iPad have to do with each other? Well, as some say, actions speak louder than words, and Oprah has apparently tweeted some big props for the new Microsoft Surface tablet…using the tablet’s main competitor, an Apple iPad. The tweet read, “Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts #FavoriteThings.”
More than 400 of Oprah’s almost 15 million followers re-tweeted that Nov. 18 post, which also received over 170 “favorites.” Oprah also tweeted details on what she likes about the Surface tablet to one of her fans, once again using the iPad. She said she liked the keyboard on the Surface better than the one on the iPad.
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Of course we don’t know whether Oprah herself was tweeting about the Surface tablet, or if one of her staff members did it. But many Twitter users are talking about the so-called #Twitfail. Many Twitter apps—including the one Oprah’s account used—reveal the names of the apps and devices the user uses when tweeting.
This year the Surface tablet landed on Oprah’s list of Favorite Things. The former queen of talk shows has been praising the tablet for several weeks, even comparing it to a Mercedes. However, it’s important to note that the iPad was on her 2010 list. And as Geek.com’s James Plafke reminds us, buying a new piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean you will stop using the old one. Also bloggers note that Twitter hasn’t yet released an official app for the Surface tablet yet. A spokesperson from Twitter says they are working on one.