As I was looking through the media and advertising section of The New York Times, this article called “Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn’t” caught my eye. Twitter is a website known to share people’s opinions on anything in the world. “The great thing about Twitter is it offers a friction-free route to an audience — if it can be thought, it can be posted. That’s also the bad thing about Twitter.” I found this statement very true because people’s posts on Twitter are viewed in various ways by different people. Someone may post something and find it funny and entertaining, but someone else who reads it may find that same comment condescending or offensive. People have to realize that whatever they post on Twitter the whole world can see, so it has to be appropriate for everyone. This article gives many examples of how people were in trouble or fired from their jobs because of something they posted on Twitter, like Roland Martin from CNN. What Roland Martin thought was a harmless joke ended up getting him suspended from CNN. Even though posts on Twitter should not all be taken seriously, I believe that the majority of them are. When posting on Twitter, or anything on the Internet for that matter, it is important for everyone to make sure they know what they are posting to the world.

Here is the article for anyone interested in reading more about this…
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/business/media/twitter-is-all-in-good-fun-until-it-isnt.html?pagewanted=1&ref=technology

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