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* apologizes for offensive tweet. (Original Post) Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 OP
It's a new fad. defacto7 Dec 2013 #1
therefore, Twitter's the DEBBILL! Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #2
If you're a careless... Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #3
I can't figure out if social media is making people more stupid Skittles Dec 2013 #4
I think it's a combination of people being sloppy or stupid... Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #5
I've long thought that "Be yourself" is the worst advice you can give most people Skittles Dec 2013 #6

defacto7

(13,485 posts)
1. It's a new fad.
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 04:36 AM
Dec 2013

Say what you mean then take it back as a public apology like it erases the hurt... but you still get to say what you meant the first time yet you get away with it. It's a ploy going around for a few years. It will pass.

Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
3. If you're a careless...
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 04:57 AM
Dec 2013

It could ruin your career, cause your spouse to leave you, ruin your political chances or cost you a quarter million when tweet the wrong address...

For some twitter is indeed the debbil.

For me it's a great aggregator and a lot of fun.

Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
5. I think it's a combination of people being sloppy or stupid...
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 05:44 AM
Dec 2013

Compounded with the rapid "viral" nature of tweets. It's like stupid on crack...

The tale of the PR exec was amazing. She had two hours left on her flight to joburg. The whole twitter-verse knew she was fired...

The protagonist overwhelmed by the now dramatic audience. Where DU delivers Pizza, twitter seems to deliver real life pestilence.

Skittles

(154,627 posts)
6. I've long thought that "Be yourself" is the worst advice you can give most people
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 05:59 AM
Dec 2013

I believe Twitter is proving me correct

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