Thursday, November 11, 2010

Be Careful What You Tweet

Be careful what you write on Facebook. Don't post anything you wouldn't want your mother to see. Don't tweet anything inappropriate. This is all advice you should take to heart. Here is another example of why.

In January, a man from South Yorkshire tweeted about bombing an airport. Although this tweet was a joke, the police showed up at his door step a week later. The judge ruling over the case claimed the man's tweet contained menace, and was, therefore, taken seriously. He was convicted. Read the full article here.

Although this is an extreme instance of an inappropriate tweet, the lesson in this story is to be careful what you tweet. Obviously joking threats should not be tweeted, but even tweeting about typical college activities should be avoided.

Please remember, be careful what you write on the internet.

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