I thought this was interesting:
OMG! @FCC Commissioner Baker voted 2 approve Comcast/NBC merger & now is lving FCC for A JOB AT COMCAST?!?
With this May 12 tweet on Comcast Corp.’s hiring of the Federal Communications Commission’s Meredith Attwell Baker, the Seattle nonprofit Reel Grrls lobbed a social-media grenade that has raised questions about how closely Comcast monitors the nonprofits it financially supports.
A peeved Comcast vice president in the Seattle area, after reading the tweet, dashed off an e-mail saying the Philadelphia company was eliminating Reel Grrls’ funding for a summer workshop for teenage girls – a none-too-subtle message that the nonprofit was paying the price for publicly criticizing the company.
After learning of the Seattle V.P.’s decision in news reports, Comcast executives apologized and offered to restore its $18,000. But the damage had been done.
The story was out of the bag, and Reel Grrls said it no longer wanted Comcast’s financial help because it apparently came with strings.
Then there was this issue for those at Reel Grrls: What was Comcast, a company with more than 100,000 employees and $50 billion in annual revenue, doing monitoring and then aggressively responding to a tweet by their six-employee nonprofit?