Keeping it 140 w/ Kyra
Welcome to Keeping it 140. I’m Kyra Kyles, a Senior Editor at JET who moonlights as a social media stalker, tracking the good, bad and ugly of online sharing. I’ll mostly be taking celebs and public figures to task for gaffes on the Interwebs (I see you, 50 Cent and Chris Brown.) But I’ll also offer advice on how we civilians can keep it together on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and… um… MySpace, that is, if you’re still lurking around on the latter outlet. Just think of me as the Emily Post of posting.
I thought about changing up my format a little bit and focusing on only the good acts on social media. After all, it’s Thanksgiving week, and the beginning of the holidays, yaddah yaddah yaddah. But then I reconsidered. In actuality, outing the social media malarkey does give us something to be grateful for… Let’s all give thanks we’re not these fools…
Tweet Your Own Words
Shut your mouth when you talk to Mayor Corey Booker. I’ll bet that confusing etiquette lesson is one that user @TwitWit (enemy of socialism) had learned before she stepped up to the beloved boss of Newark about the evils of government food programs. Several tweets later she found herself signed up for a week-long challenge to survive off of only food stamps
. Luckily for her, Booker clarified that he will not embark upon this self sacrifice until AFTER Thanksgiving. (Just so y’all know, you can’t have leftovers…that’s cheating.)
Hanging with Mr. Cooper
Speaking of getting owned on Twitter, Miss @PamelaWeiss thought she was doing something when she instructed Anderson Cooper (reporting from Gaza, no less) to: “Report a fair story. Report facts. Why not talk about the rockets being fired FROM Gaza?!?” (Damn girl, enough question marks in there?) But anyhoo, the Silver Fox was not having it. He took a look at her timeline and retorted: @Pamela_Weiss perhaps spend less time tweeting about coconut flan and more time actually following the news.” Boom, roasted. The Tweets seem to have disappeared, but the good people of the Interwebs preserved it for posterity.
Hotel vs Chuuuuuch
Meek Mill is like the new 50 Cent on Twitter. He is constantly picking fights. It’s no different when it comes to his goading of Cassidy, a fellow Philadelphian best known for one-hit “Hotel,”
featuring R. Kelley. Mill just could not let the poor man think he had paved the pathway for the city with “welcome to my hotel,” and he Tweeted as much
. Well, surely, Mill doesn’t think he’s building a stairway to heaven with that godawful “Amen.”
Hash It Out
I love Susan Boyle, and I’m still touched by the story of the “Britain’s Got Talent” winner of yesteryear. But I did laugh like a madwoman at the ineptitude of her social media team. Who is responsible for coming up with susanalbumparty. Just briefly place your mind in the gutter, take a look at the words formed after “sus” and before “arty.” Yowzah.
First off, thanks to Managing Editor and Date Knight blogger Anslem Samuel Rocque for sending this to me. I agree with him and other commenters that she has a beautiful voice
, but I do wish her greedy behind had found some other way of displaying that talent. And puh-leaze don’t let her use this joint to audition for “American Idol” or, for that matter, anything else on this astral plane.
Lil’ Scrappy and his fiancee have been through some things as “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” revealed. And I know they’re trying to work it out, now that they are engaged. But Scrappy may have taken things too far when he put his “paws” on his phone and lovingly uploaded this image of a meal Erica cooked for him. The so-called “struggle meal” is now the laughingstock of the Interwebs
. And rightfully so. That meatloaf looks cray. And that macaroni is straight out the box, guaranteed.