Stupid tweets have ruined careers, relationships, political ambitions and Olympic dreams.
So, why do we do it?
I blame evolution. Technology has advanced so much faster than human social evolution and we are just not wired to deal with the immediacy and permanence of a wired world. I doubt Voula Papachristou trained all those years so she could make a racial slur on twitter.
Personally, I find I don't always make good decisions when it comes to using technology.
"Oh My God! What have I done?" is my daily mantra.
Until our social evolution has advanced, some solutions might be:
It might also be a good idea to stay away from twitter when:
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