Last week, we asked passionate intown Atlantans to come up with fake posts for the MARTA Twitter account. The impetus? Officials with San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network got fed up and started dropping truth on Twitter recently. It was fascinating.
In Atlanta, the fake-MARTA-Twiter campaign results have run the gamut from policy-minded to lighthearted to angry and caustic. So it's about what you'd expect from anything generated on the Internet. Here are some top entries.
If MARTA officials had low self-esteem:
If MARTA dipped its toes into the Religious Freedom pool:
Some harsh comparative truth:
Oh, come on, we'd be Alabama at worst:
Close, but it's actually Sen. John Albers of North Fulton:
Transit is used by almost 70 percent of commuters on other metro systems. Ouch:
And here's the silly stuff — the first of which was apparently reTweeted 1.5 million times: