Friday, September 16, 2011

Chicago's Mayor Checks into Social Media

Mayor Emanuel just joined Foursquare, checking in at the hippie haven Heartland Cafe to promote the new Windy City Badge. This sets up the inimitable potential for the mayor to become the mayor of venues around town. (For the uninitiated, one becomes the "mayor" of a place by visiting it and "checking in" using the location-based Foursquare app, and doing so more than anyone else.) Follow the mind-bending possibilities via ChicagosMayor.

In another reality twist, the fake Mayor Emanuel on Twitter has a new book out: The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel, by Dan Sinker. It recaps Sinker's classic faux tweets in the guise of Emanuel during the mayoral election. To wit:

•    OK, Carl the Intern makes a good point: Appellate courts are for pussies. We're going to motherf***ing Supreme this bullshit.

•    If you have a giant f***ing pile of money and a bunch of dumb f***s running against you, DREAMS DO COME TRUE.

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