I love social media. Especially twitter.
But I think I need a manual and some p-plates.
In the rush to keep up with the feed, I skim-read, trying to pick up the nuances in 140 characters.
Occasionally, I see a tweet I don’t like. Generally, I ignore it. If it really offends me, I unfollow, without fanfare (I’m not very good at confrontation).
Last night, though, I was the offender.
In my quest to be the funniest and most supportive woman EVER on twitter. I fucked up.
After hitting send, it crossed my mind that it might not have been the most appropriate tweet I could have sent, but it was a direct message from someone else that hammered it home.
Fortunately for me, the person who received the tweet was as beautiful and as sweet as she always is (and thankfully not offended) , but it got me thinking (and worrying).
Should there be some sort of quality control (“Sorry @user4576 that tweet was not funny and will be deleted”)?
How often do our (my) tweets miss the mark? What happens when we do?
Should I stop mixing gin and twitter?
Have you ever regretted a tweet?