In 1985, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in computer and communication sciences. Since his micro blogging site really took off, Costolo has been used by the university to hopefully convince high school athletes to commit to the Wolverines. The NCAA is cool with that, but what they aren't OK with is Costolo actually contacting the recruits in any way, shape or form. And yes, Twitter is included, which makes this message a possible violation.
Even if Costolo does something as seemingly harmless as welcoming 2014 quarterback recruit Wilton Speight and 2015 recruit George Campbell to the Wolverines, it's still a no-no. Call it crazy, silly, whatever, it's a rule. Luckily, Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf informed For The Win that the “potential minor violation" will be handled "as appropriate." Key word: minor. So, there shouldn't be much of a penalty coming down the pipeline.
If the CEO of Twitter is making mistakes on social media, none of us are safe.
[via For The Win]