Traditionally getting lumps of coal in your stocking is not a good thing

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Santa delivers a year's supply of coal from Kingsford(R) Charcoal to the Nicest Person in Social Media, Cliff Brown from Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Santa delivers a year’s supply of coal from Kingsford(R) Charcoal to the Nicest Person in Social Media, Cliff Brown from Waukesha, Wisconsin

THUNDER BAY – Food News – Traditionally getting lumps of coal in your stocking is not a good thing. However for those who love grilling, getting charcoal might be a worthy stocking stuffer. Especially if that came in enough volume to fire up the grill. “Coal gets a bad rap around the holidays, so the makers of Kingsford® Charcoal decided to turn the classic punishment into a great reward — by giving the nicest person in social media the gift of coal,” state the makers of Kingsford.

Kingsford partnered with Sysomos, a leader in social media monitoring and analytics, to sort through more than 100 billion tweets from the US and Canada in 2012 to find the nicest average Joe in social media. Engineers wrote a unique script to analyze who tweeted “please,” “thank you,” and “thanks” the most often during the past year. The algorithm also took into account tweeters who cursed very little and had an overall “positive sentiment” score.

Clifford Brown of Waukesha, Wisc. was surprised to learn he topped Santa’s “nice” list. “My wife would say I’m a nice guy, but this is really incredible. I guess the nice guy doesn’t always finish last!” commented Brown. “I’ve been known to dig a path to the grill in winter, so we’re looking forward to enjoying grilling year-round now with our year’s supply of Kingsford charcoal.”

Brown was given a year’s supply of Kingsford Charcoal, a Kingsford kettle grill, as well as other grilling essentials.

To spread good cheer this holiday season, Kingsford and Sysomos are asking America who they think are the nicest people in social media. Consumers are asked to tweet #benicegetcoal to put yourself — or another do-gooder — on Santa’s nice list. A randomly selected winner will win their own year’s supply of Kingsford Charcoal and Kingsford kettle grill. Visit www.Grilling.com/BeNiceGetCoal to learn more.

Grilling fans can also get discounts on grilling merchandise and accessories by joining the Kingsford community. To register, visit www.Grilling.com.