‘Tweeting got him in to trouble’, A very common line these days


Twitter is currently one of the giants in the fields of social media. The Website was started in July 2006 and since then it hasn’t stopped growing. Currently Twitter has 500 million active users who can tweet (up to 140 characters)  what they wish to share. With Celebrities like David Beckham and Robert Pattinson to the general public, everybody likes to tweet. But all that glitters is not gold. While twitter has been a great source of social networking, it has led to several controversies and law suits.

Many people have tweeted and then got into trouble for what they tweeted. Let us give you a recent example: Washington Post states,

“A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for his threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans. The comments by Michel Morganella came hours after Switzerland lost to South Korea”.

This player was the 2nd player to be dismissed off Olympics, and after him there has been another. It might have been emotions that overcame him after the lose but he had to pay for it. So once you share, its out and everyone will see it.
Its not just a few sports authorities that monitor your account, it can be secret service as well. CIA monitors twitter and Facebook accounts and they have a separate department for it.

CIA employees known as "vengeful librarians" monitor Facebook and Twitter feeds, TV news channels and radio stations, Internet forums and chat rooms, and pretty much any form of media that's open to the public, according to the Associated Press.
If they don’t like your tweet, you might just end up in a lot of trouble.

Reported on Jan. 31 2012 Monday by UK newspaper The Sun, 26 year-old Irish bartender Leigh Van Bryan was blocked from entering the United States for a trip due to tweets he had posted in the weeks before embarking reading “Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America,”

People usually think AFTER they tweet. The cases shared were just of high priority. Small issues come  up now again due to people tweeting personal matters. A survey was conducted among 1,000 tweeters. Its results showed that many got into trouble after postings. Three per cent of subjects said a tweet or post had ruined their marriage or relationship, while six per cent said it had caused problems at home or work.

Where twitter has led to a greater social interaction, there has been allegedly large number of crimes and issues due to it. I don’t mean to discourage you to use twitter but the main idea is to look before you leap and DON’T GET INTO TROUBLE!!

Happy tweeting :)

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