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schadenfreude

(shäd′n-froi′də)
n.
Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
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Some of the hatred towards Apple Maps is being spurred along by Apple competitors like (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57518387-71/googles-motorola-goes-after-apple-maps-in-new-ad/) Google and Motorola , and many people may be enjoying their schadenfraude by dogpiling on Apple, which is fun since the company typically gets nothing but praise.
Perhaps this was "schadenfraude" (the German word for taking pleasure from other's misfortune), but I can't deny I finally felt after the horrible start, this would be my day.
Steeped in the cheap schadenfraude of reality TV but also grounded in historical riches, You, Nero examines the popularity of empty (and often humiliation-based) spectacles from the ancients to today.