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An update, then not an update, then what?

There’s been much confusion around the Tiger Blood internship competition lately. An announcement was supposed to be made June 1st, but that came and went with no word from Team Sheen.

We wait …

We wait …

And we wait …

And then! Fellow Top 50 TigerBloodInter finalist @bennyluo takes to twitter and announces he’s a Top 3 finalist! Pretty neat! The dude has almost 11,000 followers, I’m not gonna hate. But where are the other two? No one comes forward and trust me, if I had heard something, I would’ve said something.

People began to doubt Benny. I was still unsure. What reason did he have to lie? Almost a week passes … some people — fellow Top 50 finalists and others — voice their distrust. Some support Benny to the full extent. I wished him a congrats and stayed quiet. There was no verification and I didn’t want to take a stand. What if Benny was telling the truth? I didn’t want to rag on him.

Then tonight.

I feel bad for Benny, I really do. He announced on twitter tonight that he was no longer in the running and followed up with a blog post showing screenshots of emails from Ad.ly.

So now we’re back at square one. Not sure what’s going on. There could be a Top 48. According to the email correspondance between Benny and Sean Rad from Ad.ly, an intern was already chosen. Who was it? Not sure, but if it was me, I have yet to be notified.

Some people have asked what Ad.ly’s involvement is in this whole process. If you look back, Charlie Sheen’s first two tweets about the TigerBlood Internship were “via Ad.ly network.” See below.

The original tweet (first of the above two) was a paid promotional tweet, hence the hashtag #ad. There was no lie about it being an ad. That #ad brought you to internships.com, who made an agreement through Ad.ly with Team Sheen. Internships.com does not have a deal with Team Sheen, they have a deal with Ad.ly. Therefore, Ad.ly has direct contact with Team Sheen, not Internships.com. (Of course, all us #tigerbloodintern hopefuls are still super duper thankful for all the hard work the Internships.com team has done and the connections they made with us on Twitter!)

When Internships.com handed off the Top 50 picks, they handed them off to Ad.ly and Team Sheen. That was their subway stop, the end of their trip.

How do I know this? Trust me, I’m a journalist 😉

So here we are, waiting. Maybe something will be said tomorrow. Who knows. At this point, we just want some closure!

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Progress!

After almost a week, a word from the man himself! Many #tigerbloodintern hopefuls had given up, stayed strong or moved on — congrats phil! At least Charlie didn’t forget about us, like some of us had feared.

At this point, I’m just excited to hear who he picks. Closure is great! But of course, I’d be more excited to hear he picked me. And I’m sure Tampa Bay would be too 😉

 


June 1st came and went

All we can do is wait

With no Tiger Blood Intern announcement. But as a fellow twitter-er pointed out, we’re still #winning if we haven’t lost yet!


Tigerblood Intern interview by fellow intern hopeful

So @WarlockJunior had a great idea to interview some of the Tigerblood Intern hopefuls! Check out my interview below!


FINALLY AN UPDATE!!!

The Final 50 Tigerblood Interns just got an email from Internships.com with an update! Here it is, verbatim:

Hi #Final50!

We’ve been in touch with a TeamSheen representative and have an update to share with you. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this application process and are excited to let you know that TeamSheen told us they will select their Social Media Intern by June 1st. They’re carefully reviewing each of your applications and video submissions as we speak. We will follow up again in case TeamSheen gives us any new  information to share about the internship.

~Internships.com

FINALLY! At least we all know an answer is coming soon!

This how I feel right now. I was working and BOOM! My email starts going off. Like my headphones? I love them!


Video of Charlie Sheen and me from his tour

Thanks James for capturing that video! What a crazy torpedo of emotions and adrenaline getting up on that stage. Through the ups and downs I remained composed and smiling, woo! Plus, Charlie said he “likes my spirit.” #winning


Boss and Intern

Charlie Sheen and me after his Tampa show