Have You Had This Twitter Shock Yet?

by Martha Giffen

Yesterday a friend of mine called in a frantic panic.  I call it the Twitter Shock.

Apparently, she had accidentally hit the tweet share button on a local news story she was reading and had inadvertently shared the link on Twitter.  With a not-so-flattering headline to boot!


As luck would have it, when she tried to delete it from her Twitter stream, she was getting an error code and it wouldn’t delete.  Hence the frenzied call to me!

Long story short, a quick browser change and she was deleted and happy.  Well, the update was deleted.  She decided to stay on Twitter.

This whole episode brings up an interesting subject.

Mainly, are you paying attention?

Are you guarding what you are putting out there on the social networking sites and are you being considerate and mindful when it could possibly be hurtful to someone else?

In this case, it was simply a local news story we were talking about.  But it was causing a tremendous amount of gossip and my friend didn’t want to be part of the problem by spreading the story.

Mistakes happen.

Her tweet was accidental and can happen to anyone but what about us?  The internet marketers who use social media for our livelihood?  Do we use social media with a conscience or are we guilty of sharing content that really has no value?

Think about it . . .

Your social media content is forever.  (at least that’s what I hear)  So use good judgement.

Sharing is caring.  Share carefully.



 Have You Had This Twitter Shock Yet?

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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