(The State) Huge Twitter following not laughing matter for Columbia, South Carolina, man

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Sammy Rhodes didn’t court Twitter fame. Maybe he flirted with it a little, but he only did it to make other people smile.

As the following grew for his 140-characters-or-fewer jokes posted under the handle @prodigalsam, Rhodes discovered the dark side of fame. Other Twitter comedians began to attack Rhodes for allegedly stealing jokes. As is typical in internet spats, it quickly turned personal and ugly.

“The internet has taught me two things: 1. People are the best. 2. People are the worst,” Rhodes tweeted on May 29.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/08/2809008/huge-twitter-following-not-always.html#storylink=cpy

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchBlogging & the Internet--Social NetworkingEducationReligion & CultureYoung Adults* General InterestHumor / Trivia* South Carolina

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