Icy fountains to cool rainbows – this week on Charleston Instagram

fountainWhat a long, strange week it’s been. Frigid temps, incredible sunsets, crazy clouds and, just to cap things off, a rainbow Thursday.

Combine that with the beaches and classic Charleston architecture it was a picturesque week.

Thanks everyone for participating this week.

Keep tagging your pics with #postandcourier and tell your friends.

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Rolling blackouts, frozen fountains: Coldapocalypse hits Charleston

zoellerfountainRolling blackouts, schools without power, frozen fountains.

It was a surreal day in the Lowcountry Tuesday.

See what it looked like through social media and how people responded to not having any power.

P.S. We’re also building a reader gallery over at the mothership.

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If it walks like a duck, it must be time for the weekly Charleston Instagram photo gallery

Via @el_cliente

Via @el_cliente

Lots of great stuff this week: a duck on a leash, obscure Charleston architecture and Lowcountry skies.

Speaking of skies, this week’s weekly photo assignment (in which we pick a pic to run in the newspaper every Saturday) is Lowcountry clouds. Send your best #skyporn pic to yourphotos@postandcourier.com by noon Tuesday (Jan. 7).

Finally, we have a new Instagram hashtag for you foodies (I’m guessing they don’t want my Shoney’s pics). The hashtag is #firstbitechs. Food writer Hanna Raskin has the details on her blog.

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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 postandcourier.com. 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

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.

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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.

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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

‘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

Weirdest thing seen around Charleston this week: A UFO or this cat in a bowtie?

I see a lot of weird stuff trickle down my timeline. I’m trying to figure out what was weirder this week: The UFO reportedly recorded over Charleston on Monday or this cat in a bow tie.

What do you think?