Which of the above Twitter accounts belongs to South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? None of them. Not even this next one, which has more than 51,000 followers. (Update as of 1/23/13: The account below has been suspended by Twitter.)
After hours of speculation Thursday, Stephen Colbert took to Twitter and his TV show that night to implore his fans to tweet Gov. Nikki Haley and tell her why she should select Colbert, a Charleston native, to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
The social media savvy Colbert instructed fans to use the #SenatorColbert hashtag, which is literally getting dozens of responses every minute. There’s also a website with a Tweet to @NikkiHaley button, but I’m not sure that’s a verified site.
Gov. Haley responded this morning on her Facebook page, her social medium of choice.
Reporting for duty, South Carolina!
— Colbert for Senate (@ColbertforSC) December 6, 2012
The above tweet appeared this morning just hours after U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint announced he was leaving his position, igniting all sorts of gleeful reaction from his South Carolina fans. After all, Colbert rocked Charleston like a Hermain Cain about a year ago and “ran” for president a time or two, if that’s what you call what he does.
So it wouldn’t be a surprise if he started a campaign for U.S. Senate, even though the next senator will have to be appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. So, is he or isn’t he?
It’s a great time to live in Charleston: Christmas lights, lighted boats, 70-degree weather.
But for the rest of us it’s an awfully fun time to walk around downtown and soak in the holiday spirit.
The Instagram app on your cell phone is a fun way to see what other people see. It also allows you to filter your own photos and share with everyone else.
I’ve collected several of your Instagram photos below of this weekend’s tree-lighting at Marion Square and the Charleston boat parade. Interestingly enough, there weren’t more terrified giraffe pics. (You can follow me on Instagram here.)
Even the most famous celebrities recognize Charleston as a great city, so it’s no surprise when they’re recognized while shopping on King Street, frolicking on the beaches or just standing around the airport tarmac.
Celebrity sightings are so common now that we probably shouldn’t get so excited any more but we still do, especially when their Mount Pleasant wedding becomes national news. We just can’t help ourselves from taking out the smart phones and tweeting it.
That’s why I collected some of the best celebrity sightings captured on Facebook and Twitter from the last year or so often by the celebrities themselves.
If you weren’t on Twitter tonight, you most likely missed the drama unfold as Goose Creek High’s coach literally begged a state board not to ban the high school football team from the playoffs for having an ineligible player. (It would later uphold the ban.)
The funny thing is, the committee ignored the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and met behind the closed doors and, as far as we know, none of the participants knew a gaggle of reporters were outside the door listening to practically the whole conversation.
— Goose Creek Patch (@GooseCreekPatch) November 14, 2012
And not only were they listening, they tweeted it. Here are some examples (by the way, hats off to The Post and Courier’s Phil Bowman for an excellent job tonight):
I’m extremely excited.
This will be similar to my other WordPress blog in that they both discuss social media but this space will also focus on Charleston and the Lowcountry’s social media scene and what we’re doing at The Post and Courier.
Unfortunately, we’re unveiling the new blogs just before the election so I don’t have much time to play around with the new toy. I can tell you we’ve got a lot of cool stuff planned.
I’ll be moderating a live chat tomorrow for the election that you can find at The Post and Courier’s homepage or on Facebook.
You can also use Twitter to let us know what the lines and traffic look like at your polling place by using the #chsvote hashtag. Tweets with that hashtag will go straight to the live chat. I’ll be moderating for roughly 12 hours tomorrow so please come by and at least keep me company for a bit.