So perhaps you have heard the recent news story were a certain professional athlete spontaneously Tweeted his thoughts about another professional athlete not once but twice, and then deleted said Tweets and re-Tweeted a different edited comment to correct what he meant to say. My thoughts on this? Well, I don’t want to discuss on the actual content of this Tweet specifically, because the actual comment is not my point, but what I have is a more general observation . . . . People, think before you Tweet! Some thoughts should be kept to yourself. Words are powerful and can hurt. We now live in a society that uses social media as a voice. The problem with this huge voice that we have all been given is that instead of a comment that you casually say to a friend or group of friends, you are now commenting to an entire world of listeners (same goes here for posting photos). With this privilege comes responsibility. (And yes, I do believe it is a privilege. Take a hard look at how some other countries live and then tell me that it is not.) You have certainly heard the saying “Think before you act”, well I implore you to please think before you act, Tweet, Facebook, Blog, email, Pin, or whatever other public avenue you use to get your point across. You might just say something you really didn't mean to. Who here hasn't said something they instantly regretted because it did not come out right and represent what they really meant to say?
To quote the immortal Poo Bear, “Think, Think, Think!”