Counting down the good and bad on social media this week ...
By Kyra Kyles
It’s Friday! So you know what it is. Time to take a look back at the best and worst of times on social media this week. Let me know if I missed anything by tweeting me via @thekylesfiles or hitting me up on Facebook.
Kudos to Nas, who besides being one of the greatest MCs of all time, is also reaching out to help a fellow single father in need. His campaign to raise money for a father of eight who lost his home and possessions in a fire is absolutely amazing, and it looks like they might reach their goal. See for yourself right here. Donations are still being accepted.
The blue birdies over at Twitter must have been mightily embarrassed when they discovered that they had temporarily suspended the account of icon Desmond Tutu. In an apparent mixup during a “spam cleanup,” the Silicon Valley darlings stopped the former South African Archbishop from his fledgling tweeting, but almost immediately apologized and set things right. Don’t let it happen again, Tweeps.
Nicki Minaj must be trying to cause the Mojave Desert of thirst on Instagram. The buxom beauty posted a topless pic of herself on the service in what seems like a quest to out-nekkid Rihanna, queen of the scandalous selfies. I do not even want to hazard a guess at what RiRi could do to top (or not top) this here.
Sylvester Stallone clearly doesn’t like fellow action star Bruce Willis. In an announcement, via Twitter, that Harrison Ford would be replacing Willis in the next “Expendables,” the Italian stallion went a bit outside the hiring announcement norm.
WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013
The last item on this list is just sad. It’s almost unfathomable, but a woman in Texas has been accused of allowing a three-year-old charge of hers to drown because she was too distracted with reading her Facebook page to keep an eye on this young girl. Of course, this has to be adjudicated, but please…please don’t let social media take over your life. That is the absolute opposite of Keeping it 140. Prayers go out to the family of this poor little girl.