I’ve been putting together a list of local government agencies and utilities that are now actively posting on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a bit Twitter heavy right now. Let me know if your agency isn’t on here and I’ll add it.
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.
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.
Post and Courier reporter Natalie Caula also reported today that Walton filed a similar complaint against a North Charleston police officer a year ago but the department determined the complaint to be unfounded.
Just a little roundup of things I’ve seen on the web over the last couple of days:
This very sad story came across my newsfeed last night after one of my Facebook friends became one of nearly 300 people to like the post on Uncle Kracker’s Facebook page. It’s written by a Colleton County High student about her friend who died and how happy he was to see the singer at the Coastal Carolina Fair. Check it out. The comments are touching too.
What if I told you CBS is filming a “sultry, legal show” about a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney struggling to “hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police scandal”. Would you watch it?
What if I told you it’s set in Charleston?
Even better: the show is being filmed here and they’re looking for extras through a new Facebook page.
The Facebook page (876 likes as of this moment) discusses everything from how much extras are paid to who the actors will be. It’s run by the same people who cast for Army Wives, also filmed here in Charleston.
So far both the director and the lead actor are from the first Twilight movie so it’s subjective as to whether that bodes well for this show. I guess we’ll just have to tune in.
And yes, as a courtesy, I asked her for her permission before I reprinted her Tweet here but the question remains: Should I have?
It’s kind of hard to expect privacy when you publicly post something on a social medium where sharing is a rule, not an exception.
On the other hand, even I would find it a bit jarring to see one of my tweets quoted on a newscast or a blog or in another newspaper without any warning. At the least, I’d expect a tweet back letting me know or asking me to expand on my point beyond 140 characters. That seems easy and fair. That’s why our policy is to essentially stick to the Golden Rule: “Do unto others …”
Williams’ Twitter followers shot up from about 500 to 6,000 in about an hour. It was approaching 10,000 as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. His count will grow exponentially in the next few hours. It will be interesting to see what kind of view they will get of Charleston by following Williams’ account over the next few days.