Twitter can be an excellent tool for social interaction and marketing. We use it on a daily basis and consider it to be somewhat of a behind-the-scenes look at sports that most fans miss out on (you can follow us here). Though there are several benefits to using twitter, much like driving a car or flying an airplane, operator error is a common issue. Don’t believe me? Just read this, this, and this for a few examples.
The latest twitter mishap/scandal was noticed and pointed out by Sports by Brooks. Auburn freshman defensive back Jordan Spriggs, clearly over-matched by his daunting homework task, solicited help on his twitter account “man who is good at writing papers?????????????? i pay…”
I can’t link you to the exact tweet because young Spriggs has deleted his account, but Brooks has screencaps of the tweets. One even includes a reaction from his teammate (posted above), Antoine Carter, who said “u gotta be the dumbest person in the world lol.”
Yup, that sums it up pretty nicely.
Let me also get this straight: one person joins Auburn and leaves academic cheating issues behind him, another comes to Auburn and begins academic cheating. I’m guessing Auburn officials will claim Spriggs was just joking, but it didn’t help matters that he has already deleted his account. That’s not what you do if you’re innocent. Unfortunately it’s just another case of twitter operator error. I give this kid about 24 hours before he’s “left the team for violation of team rules.”