Posted by Laura Wittren
To tweet or not to tweet? That is the question. What is appropriate to post on Twitter and what isn’t?
Paul Chambers found out the hard way that somethings should not be shared online. Back on January 6, he tweeted this:
The joke intended for his friends blew up (no pun intended) in his face after he was arrested a week later. Originally his arrest was for terrorism but his charge for a law aimed at nuisance calls. He was convicted a “menace” and fined about £1000. A few days ago, he lost his appeal against his conviction and sentence and now has to pay an extra £2000 for court costs.
The day he was arrested, Chambers was greeted at his front door by cops with a print out of his tweet. And according to an article on cnet, the policemen weren’t very tech savvy.