There are some things that would be better left un-twittered.
I recently saw a tweet extolling the virtues of the tweeters current boss. Something like this: “So refreshing to work under wise Godly leadership.”
My first thought was: “That’s true. It’s great to work in a life giving environment.” I knew the pastor he was currently working for. The assessment was right on.
My second thought was: “I wonder how this is landing with his former employer?” I knew him too. Great guy. Wise and Godly also. Apparently not so much – at least not in the eyes of the tweeter. His experience working for my friend had apparently left him somewhat less “refreshed“. In less than 140 characters he had dissed him to the world (at least to the twitter followers who knew of his work history). Maybe he didn’t mean too, but that’s the sum result.
Always T.H.I.N.K. before you tweet.
T – Is it true?
H – Is it helpful?
I – Is it inspiring?
N – Is it necessary?
K – Is it kind?
He probably didn’t think twice about it.
He should have.
Think twice, tweet once.
You owe it to your followers.
Have you ever seen something that probably shouldn’t have been tweeted?