The occasional s-word has its upsides

The appearance of the “s-word” in Chris Dodd’s Twitter feed drew national attention, at least from bloggers, and a quick apology from the outgoing Connecticut senator’s staff. But as Reuters notes, it wasn’t all bad: Dodd gained at least 90 followers after the message, “U love torturing me w this shit” appeared.

Dodd’s staff soon deleted the post and apologized to Twitter users. It later followed up with a statement: “Due to a technical mistake, a message was inadvertently sent from Senator Dodd’s twitter account. Senator Dodd did not send the message. We have corrected the situation and apologize to his followers for the mistake and inappropriate language used in the message.”

There is no doubt an entertaining back-story to this.