Not sure about anyone else, but I’m sick to death of this trend in the news: “_______ apologizes for _______ tweets.” It’s like a bad Mad Lib game (RIP Leonard Stern).
Social media etiquette 101: don’t post anything you wouldn’t want on the front page of the New York Times. I would think that, given the number of scandals in the twitterverse, celebs and other public figures would think twice. Apparently not so much. Do we really need GMail Goggles for Twitter?
- Russell Crowe on circumcision tweets: I’m very sorry. Seriously? Of his over 200,000 followers, he didn’t think anyone would be offended?
- Gilbert Gottfried — Sorry About the Tsunami Jokes
- WWE Announcer Tweets Gay Slur, Deletes It
But at least they aren’t pretending their account was hacked.
- Rep. Anthony Weiner Gets Combative With Reporters About Lewd Twitter Photo
I’m all about the prompt apology in social media, but I think we’ve come to the point that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Think before you tweet!