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Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Death of Galaxy Note 7

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The Galaxy Note 7 is no more, but its fiery shame will live on in the minds of Samsung shareholders for a long time to come. As I mentioned when the rumors of the shutdown in production were first floated at the beginning of the week, this is probably all my fault. While a big fan of technology, I have never gotten excited about the release of a product ahead of time until the Note 7 came along. I’ve been using a Note 4 for two years and liked that so much I was practically salivating when reading the tech sites’ advance teasing of the Note 7. It’s kind of like when I start watching a television show in its first season–it rarely survives. I’m basically a kiss of death as an early adopter.

Social media reaction was swift from both Samsung fans and detractors, but Twitter is always the most fun for things like this. Here are some of the best tweets responding to the death of the exploding phone. We hope that one day even Samsung execs will be able to take pleasure in seeing these.

We’ll start with a dig from the iPhone crowd:

1: Dance Like No One Is Watching

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2 and 3: Holy ‘Splodey Phone, Batman!

The phone that burns bright enough to be its own Bat Signal deserves a response or two from the Caped Crusader.

Or one of his villains.

4: Mocking It Old School

Here the Note 7 gets some vintage Axel Foley treatment.

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5: Galaxy Hurt Locker

Ouch.

6: Grand Theft Android?

We can’t leave our gamer friends out of this one.

7: Starry, Starry Fright…

Drop this knowledge on your art history professor for some extra credit.

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8: TEAM MEETING

It’s good to gather the group in an informal setting during trying times.

9: Any Ideas?

The New Yorker was either eerily prescient or doing the magazine version of a subtweet here.

10: The Official Statement

This one is a Photoshop of a Photoshop, so it’s a screenshot rather than an embedded tweet. It’s also probably close to what Samsung actually wanted to say. I had to blur out the you-know-what-bomb but you get the sentiment.
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It’s Not Official Until Ellen Weighs In

Ellen DeGeneres addressed the debacle on her show today, then shared it with everyone who couldn’t make it.

I’m off to figure out what my next smartphone is going to be now. I’ll try not to ruin it for everyone.