Who sees what you post?

Recently an interesting New York Times article  came out about Justine Sacco who posted a tweet she thought only 170 of her followers would see. She thought it was a joke, but others interpreted it as offensive and racist. Someone who had seen the tweet shared it with the editor of a popular blog. When he shared it with his friends, it went viral. Soon she lost her job and was publicly humiliated.

Who sees what you post? Could it ever get you into serious trouble? Sometimes we think only our friends will see or care, but stories like this might make you think again.

Let us know your thoughts below!

(featured image: tweeter madness by daveelf is licensed by CC-BY-NC-2.0)

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