A robot has killed a worker in a VW plant in Germany http://t.co/RRdCnNmbsj— Sarah O'Connor (@sarahoconnor_) July 1, 2015
O'Connor, who is based in London, tweeted a link to the story Wednesday, July 1. Immediately following the tweet, News.com.au reports, she was bombarded with tweets referencing the Terminator movies. O'Conner's name is very close to Terminator protagonist Sarah Conner's, and the killer robot content of the article didn't help.
Please @sarahoconnor_ take care of John Connor, he is our only hope now!— Nicolas Fraiman (@nicolasfraiman) July 1, 2015
@sarahoconnor_ You are our only hope now. Resistance fully supports you as our leader.— FakeJourno (@FakeJourno) July 1, 2015
O'Connor seemed overwhelmed and baffled at first, but became frustrated as the tweets continued. Eventually, she reminded her audience that someone had died.
@sarahoconnor_ Guys. I don't know what skynet is. And I wouldn't follow me - I tweet really boring stuff about unit wage costs and the like.— Sarah O'Connor (@sarahoconnor_) July 1, 2015
Feeling really uncomfortable about this inadvertent Twitter thing I seem to have kicked off. Somebody died. Let's not forget.— Sarah O'Connor (@sarahoconnor_) July 1, 2015