It should be common knowledge that everything you send on the Internet is recorded and can’t ever actually be deleted. The Library of Congress records all tweets. Your update about being in the gym? That’s history. Decide to post that you’re gone on vacation for week? Might find your home broken into. Fake call in sick to work but then tweet photos from the beach? Also history. And potential to get you fired. But nothing is as stupid as committing a crime and then tweeting about it.
Dumb dummy Emma Way actually tweeted “definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier – I have the right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax! #bloodycyclists”
I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Granted, the hits off a #bloodycyclists tag probably don’t garner millions of search results but there are people out there reading tweets. And those people saw fit to alert Way’s local police department. @NorwichPoliceUK actually tweeted Emma to let her know that they were aware of her #bloodyactions and she should give them a call or just save them the trouble and head on into the police station.
After the fact, Way apologized for sending the tweet. Because we all know that tweets have the power to run people over and to heal their wounds. We all have some tweets we’re sorry for sending. Misspellings and improper grammar can really haunt you after the fact. But to actually hit a human being with your car and drive off and then tell the entire world what you did?! I…just #WTF.