One of my tips for social media include

  • Remember you are in a public place.

Today Guido Fawkes, the right-wing blogger (according to Wikipedia), reports that the ‘Scourge of Murdoch’, Tom Watson, has deleted a post on his blog.

I am a fan of Tom Watson and do not blame him for deleting a Tweet.  post.

If he did.

But the point is that deleting something online does not necessarily get rid of it.

Guido Fawkes tweets:

I have also noticed how some political commentators love sniffing out a suspected deleted Tweet.

Back to my tips:

  • Think before you post – Prevention is more powerful than cure
  • If a mistake happens: Correction may be better than deletion.