Further proof that falling asleep in high school geography & social studies can come back to bite you, hard.
Andy Paras, Charleston’s favorite Twitter reporter from the Post & Courier, is now blogging about his use of social media in journalism, and he’s off to a great start. I highly recommend his Google Plus review, for starters. I’m glad he started the blog and look forward to more posts.
I’m renewing my commitment to reading the Lowcountry Blogs feed this year. It’s fascinating to see who in the area, after nearly five years, are still full-tilt blogging, how the blogs have evolved, who have gone silent and who have taken entirely to Twitter in lieu of blogging.
My buddy Brad Kelly is back in the blogosphere. He’s caught the entrepreneur bug, which should make for some enlightening reading. Welcome back Brad!
So in case you have been avoiding the media (a good thing, sometimes), you’ll have seen that Paris Hilton’s going away for a month and a half. Unsurprisingly, she and her parents are throwing quite the hissy-fit about it. Paris is calling it “cruel and unwarranted,” and her mother is calling it a “waste of taxpayers’ money.” (If the elder Hilton is so worried about the taxpayers’ money, then why is she wasting more by having Paris’s lawyer try to appeal the sentence?) I find it utterly disgusting that these people, who are clearly completely out of touch with reality, believe they are above the law. Good on the judge for not letting the celebrity hoopla get in the way of his ruling and sentence. I mean, it’s 45 days, not life, for crying out loud. I also think it’s hilarious how one of her fans wrote the Governator asking for a stay on her sentence, almost as if she’s going to Death Row or something. What a crock of crap.
Paris’s inability to own up to what she did based on the fact that she won’t get to take her chihuahua behind bars with her makes her a deplorable person for people to look up to, and I quite frankly have never seen her allure. Sadly, young girls will continue to look up to her as a role model…for what, I don’t know. Sigh, society.
I may have another blog from a friend of mine to announce here shortly. I’m just waiting for the goahead; he’s being a bit anal about his site at the moment. Plus, it’s currently in German. LOL. I know how he feels.