On Wednesday night, JP Morgan invited Twitter users to what was supposed to be a civil, informative Twitter Q&A, where users could tweet questions for the bank, which would be answered by James Lee, the bank's vice chairman. The Q&A unfortunately had to be cancelled when Twitter users joined together en masse to remind Mr. Lee that America despises him and his entire industry.
It was the kind of display that makes you realize Twitter really is good for something. Occasionally, I'll get down on that site and its propensity to make people broadcast the most irritating sides of themselves. Then I'll see it put to the good cause of letting a top banker know he's detested by the vast majority of his fellow countrymen, and I'll be reminded that technology works.
Here are just a few of the questions for James Lee:
#askjpm do you feel bad about systematically undermining democracy? Do you know what fiduciary duty is?— lisaansell3 (@lisaansell3) November 14, 2013
Trophy wives. Worth it or too big of a headache? #AskJPM— Ben Hoben (@ExtraDividends) November 13, 2013
How much blood do your executives consume on a monthly basis? #AskJPM— phreak corps (@freakcorps) November 14, 2013
What illegal deals did Jamie Dimon and the other big banks make with Obama at the closed-door meeting on Oct 2, 2013? #AskJPM— ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) Mike (@ComparePMPrices) November 13, 2013
What will next Thursday's LIBOR rate be? #AskJPM— RORER 714 (@RORER_714) November 13, 2013
Can I have my house back? #AskJPM— Adam Coleman (@AdamColeman4) November 13, 2013
After more than 20,000 questions, the bank discovered they might have made a mistake.
Tomorrow's Q&A is cancelled. Bad Idea. Back to the drawing board.— J.P. Morgan (@jpmorgan) November 14, 2013
Hey, why not try a reddit AMA? What could go wrong?
(by Bob Powers)