Friday, March 30, 2012

Twitter Trouble

At least Spike Lee felt bad about his hothead Zimmerman tweet that threatened the safety of an elderly couple and he has agreed to a financial settlement.
An elderly couple has reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the director help spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen. ... “He was really kind,” Elaine McClain said. “And when he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned.” Sounds like that ended reasonably well. All I have to say about it is that Twitter is a dangerous thing. It’s so easy to fire off things in the heat of the moment that you will later come to regret in a big way. Blogging is risky for the same reason (this I know!), but boy, Twitter is toxic for hotheads...
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The American Conservative