Wednesday, October 20

My best-ever headline

I channeled the "Headless Body in Topless Bar" Gods of snappy tabloid headline writing today and came up (with the help of an editor and a few colleagues) with this gem:

RED FACES AT ORANGE OVER BLUE PHOTOS

LONDON (Reuters) - Mobile phone firm Orange says its picture messaging service can "make someone feel really special."

But when one customer called the company helpline she received some pictures that made her feel outraged instead.

What she expected was a photo from a customer service representative to make sure her camera phone was working. What she got was a series of close-ups his genitals.

"This ex-employee sent some indecent photographs of himself. He was dismissed within a week," an Orange spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

"We've looked into the matter, collated the information and handed it over to the police."

Worldwide camera phone sales are rising fast and expected to total 150 million this year.

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