Top 10 Charleston Socialscape posts of 2013 (because you probably missed them the first time)

Everyone else is doing a Top 10 list for the end of the year, so I thought it would be fun to do my own look back at some of the coolest moments from 2013.

As narcissistic as that sounds, it’s a sneaky way to get you to see some of these posts for the first time, given that for much of the year one would need a GPS to find the blog on Some of you might be shocked I actually have 10 total posts.

Anyway, take a trip back with the ghost of Socialscape’s past. Note: Click the links next to the numbers to see the original post.


10. Justin Bieber prank

Back before the Diane in 7A and all of the other hoaxes that trickled down our timelines this year, there was this tweet from Justin Bieber:


Actually, it wasn’t really from Bieber’s account. It was a joke done “just for fun” by the folks over at Bulldog Tours. It only added fuel to Continue reading

Your best #Charleston Instagram photos – Christmas week 2013

By Paul Zoeller, pzoeller on Instagram.

By Paul Zoeller, pzoeller on Instagram.

I’m not actually working today but I admit I’m having a lot of fun putting these galleries┬átogether.

There are lots of great shots from all over Charleston during what the song says is the most wonderful time of the year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

See this week’s slideshow here, or go to the list below.

Also, word is spreading about tagging photos with #postandcourier, which means we’re seeing a lot more photos.

I used some of them to update the Best of 2013 gallery and it’s also Continue reading

Charleston 2013 – as viewed through your Instagram photos


A big thank you to everyone who tagged their Instagram photos with #postandcourier these past couple of weeks.

We’ve compiled an excellent list of Charleston photos for our new weekly feature and now an outstanding gallery from 2013.

Obviously there are thousands of great local photos that aren’t on here but start tagging and telling your friends so we’ll have an even more comprehensive list for 2014.

Which is your Continue reading

‘Haters gon hate’ – TV reporters use press access to ‘beat the crowds’ at store’s grand opening

haleyhernandezWhile hundreds of people waited outside the new H&M store on King Street Thursday – some started waiting as early as 4:30 a.m. – local reporters covering the grand opening meaghanwallacewere getting a sneak peek at the deals inside during a press-only function.

A couple were also taking advantage of the deals, using their jobs as reporters to ‘beat the crowds.’ One of them wasn’t even on the clock at the time

How do we know? They tweeted about it.

“Haters gon hate,” tweeted WCBD Channel 2′s Haley Hernandez.

“I indulged,” tweeted WCSC Channel 5′s Meaghan Wallace.

A few journalists who saw the tweets told me they were shocked that not only would reporters use their access to get first crack at the deals but that they would brag about it on social media.

Hernandez and Wallace confirmed Continue reading

Your weekly Charleston Instagram photos – first edition

Welcome to the first edition of our Charleston Instagram photo gallery. megweatherly

Last week we asked you to tag your Instagram photos with #postandcourier and many of you stepped up. You also tagged some of your best stories from the year, which has inspired me to create another gallery for the Best of 2013 pics. If you have more send them along.

Anyway, here’s Week 1. This is a good opportunity to not only like someone else’s pic but follow them to create a community.

Last week we asked you to start tagging your Charleston and Lowcountry pics with #postandcourier Continue reading

Are South Carolina drivers really that bad? This man has hours of video evidence that say yes

blogredlightIf a new report calling South Carolina drivers the second worst in the nation hasn’t convinced you how bad our drivers are, a YouTube channel has hours and hours of video evidence.

A South Carolina man, who goes by HaloMasterMind117, has been recording his extensive travels across the state using a dashboard camera for a couple of years. He edits them into entertaining videos of awful driving, happy music and his commentary.(“They only honk back when they know they’re wrong.”)

All of the videos, including ‘best of’ compilations, have nearly 1.2 million views, according Continue reading

A reason to tag #postandcourier in your Charleston Instagram pics

I don’t know about you but my favorite part about Instagram is looking at all of the photos of the Lowcountry and discovering places I haven’t been yet. lights

I’d really like to make those photos easier to find and help locals find other folks from the area by asking you to start tagging #postandcourier in the photos you take from around the Lowcountry.

In return, I will go through those photos each week and use Storify to post a bunch of them on this blog as part of a weekly feature.

Feel free to tag as many as you like, just make sure they’re focused more on what’s happening in the Lowcountry and less Continue reading

Dave Chappelle makes a third, unscheduled stop in Charleston

Comedian Dave Chappelle put on two shows in Charleston Tuesday night and then made a third stop at the Republic Garden and Lounge on King Street, where he took a picture with some of the staff.

According to the bar Chappelle enjoys both Ketel One and Continue reading

‘Was that an earthquake’? – Reports of shaking rattle Charleston social media

Thursday Update: I’ve been monitoring the U.S. Geological Survey overnight and there’s no sign of an earthquake in the Charleston region, not even a tiny one.


Last week there were reports of loud booms. Tonight, reports of shaking from Sullivan’s Island to James Island – many within seconds of each other – has the Charleston social media scene rattled.

We’re waiting to hear from the U.S. Geological Survey – earthquakes aren’t uncommon Continue reading