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Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Twitter Drama!

Caution: The next time you tweet and discover your followers list boosting, don't be flattered because you might just find yourself behind bars. It has come to attention that the law does not discriminate between high/low profile users when it comes to tweeting. 


In the recent years, two twitter users have been scrutinized for misusing their Freedom of speech. Paul Chambers, a trainee accountant from Doncaster in January 2010 jokingly tweeted on threatening to blow up the Sheffield airport. Having left stranded due to severe weather conditions, Paul, in order to get over his frustration tweeted the following: "Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" Funny it may sound, but the tweet has cost the man his job being condemned for sending a 'menacing electronic communication'. 




Also, Glasgow Warriors full-back Rory Lamont on the 4th January 2012 called US president, Barack Obama, a 'whore'. The Scottish sportsman tweeted: "The rise of [Republican presidential hopeful] Ron Paul in the US has to be the most inspiring story in western politics. He doesn't work for wall street like that whore Obama." The tweet happen to put high profile users career at risk as the Scottish Rugby Union warned him over his immature behavior asking to apologize for offensive use of language. 


So, in case you happen to tweet about your ex, better Mind your Language or you will be Very Sorry.