Sometimes people never learn. When you openly ask Twitter to submit questions to a celebrity or athlete, odds are things are going to go south rather quickly. Never was this more apparent than when Florida State University got the incredible idea to make their Heisman winning quarterback Jameis Winston available on the social media platform.
For those of you living in a bubble or under a rock, Winston has been in the news for many things unrelated to football. There was his alleged sexual assault, his shoplifting of crab legs from Publix, he and a friend shooting squirrels on campus with BB guns and he also caught some heat for his BCS post game interview.
You know what all of that is during a Q&A with the witty people of Twitter? Ammo.
Here is a collection of some of the funnier questions asked.
— Shawn Laurence (@ShawnLaurence) August 10, 2014
And this is the single best Tweet from the #AskJameis Q&A.
Yep. We can all go home. The internet has been won for the day.
Ugh. At some point businesses, organizations, schools, etc. will learn that Twitter is not the place for social discourse. If a person has at least one question mark on his or her resume, do not hold a Twitter Q&A. Folks will come, they’ll make pithy one-liners, and then they’ll smugly leave. It didn’t work for Roger Goodell. It didn’t work for Mark Emmert. It didn’t work for Jameis Winston. Unless you are universally revered, keep away from Twitter Q&As. You’re better off going to Reddit to hold an AMA. Show some self-awareness.
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