A couple of the tweets are sweet: A secret admirer says a girl is gorgeous. A girl tells a boy he’s so funny and nice “and definitely boyfriend material.”
But by and large, the material on the new @CofCCrushes twitter account is way too raunchy to repeat here. And it’s all anonymous, except for the targets of the tweets who are either described in detail or named.
— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) March 27, 2013
Some of the tweets are funny – and seemingly meant to be – and so far no one seems to have taken offense to being a target, no matter how creepy the tweet.
The College of Charleston account has grown to 900 followers in about a week but it is not the first of its kind, not even in the state of South Carolina where there is already @USCCrushes 5,000+ followers; @ClemsonCrushes 2,800+ followers; and a @WoffordCrushes 260+ followers.
The concept is pretty simple. You anonymously send a message about someone you’re crushing on to one of these accounts and they tweet it out to everyone to see. I’m honestly not sure what’s to be gained from it – even if the object of your infatuation is somehow intrigued by your nasty gram – there’s really no obvious way for them to reach out to you.
Basically it’s just for everybody else’s entertainment.
Everyone in my French class is talking about @CofCCrushes LOL
— Loris Luc (@lalalalaloris) March 27, 2013
What do you all think of it? Should the people named in these tweets be flattered or creeped out?