Post In Haste Repent At Leisure

Nuff Said…

K Morris - Poet

I deleted that Facebook post I wrote after having consumed 10 pints of strong beer, the one in which I made unfounded allegations about Ms Y and Mr X. Its no longer showing on my Timeline so it’s all fine now, isn’t it?

Well no, it isn’t! Once something is out there on the internet it is impossible to completely erase it. In the above (fictional) example the post has disappeared from the Facebook user’s timeline. It has, however already been shared many times before the drunken Facebooker had the nouse to delete it. Mr X’s lawyer has already written to Facebook asking that they disclose the poster’s details in order that legal proceedings may be commenced against him. To compound matters Ms Y’s boyfriend knows who the poster is and is on his way round to his home to “have a word”.

In this purely fictional example one may…

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5 thoughts on “Post In Haste Repent At Leisure

  1. This could apply to any social medium. Rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t want to see it on the front page of a newspaper, don’t write it! And yes, I’ve made some bad mistakes there, too.

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