First, former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling went Twitteristic on a couple of guys who posted vulgar comments about his daughter. He publicly skewered them to the point that one was suspended from the college he attended and the other was fired from the DJ job he had.
Basketball analyst Charles Barkley has stated that he’s not on Twitter because “that’s where the idiots are” and he doesn’t like all the hate.
And now, actress Ashley Judd says she is going to pursue legal action against some of those who have threatened her on Twitter over her comments about University of Kentucky basketball.
As with all good things, like social media, there are those who just can’t handle the responsibility of being a good person. Hiding in a previously anonymous Twitterverse is going away. So should the ugliness that sometimes accompanies it.
Scott is president of HMA Public Relations and a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network. He’s a Phoenix native, husband, father of two and a fan of all sports and a participant in some.
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