Monday, March 19, 2012

Watch what you tweet

I was shocked to read this morning about the collapse and hospitalisation of footballer Fabrice Muamba in England.

Totally bizarre story.

But not as bizarre as hearing that since his collapse a man has been arrested by police for allegedly making offensive racist tweets about the matter.

Given how many tweets are posted every day it must be bloody hard to monitor this sort of stuff.

So I'm glad that the authorities do.

And yet I'm not happy to hear that police are eavesdropping on our tweet streams.

But then again they are public so I guess it's perfectly ok.

Unlike racist tweets.