Running a company's Twitter account isn't an easy task. People who tweet at you are frequently angry -- sometimes for good reason, sometimes because they're just spoiling for a fight. Every social media manager has dreams of tweeting back the sick burns they to their co-workers. Well, Wendy's (WEN) went and lived the dream.
The University of Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn't be used as a "moral compass" because he was a slave owner.
Actor Charlie Sheen, who played the bespectacled Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie Major League, has offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games. Sheen responded to the social media demand by Cleveland Indians fans to have Vaughn be part of the opening festivities, posting a photo of himself on Twitter as Vaughn in his Indians uniform and writing, "Major League continues to be the gift that keeps on giving! if called upon, I'd be honored."
The University of Florida wants students to know that counseling is available for students hoping to work past any offense taken from Halloween costumes. "Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people," the school administration wrote in a blog post. "If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available."