Count To Ten

Social media is great. It is an easy way to keep in contact with friends and family, arrange things, tell people about your business, etc…..and most importantly share photographs of what you are having for tea ( it is what it was invented for!).

But, sometimes posts are not always about the positive and happy things. Sometimes we like to have a little rant….

The problem with “heat of the moment” posts is that we do not always stop and think it through before clicking post, and whilst 9 times out of 10 that has no particular consequences, sometimes the repercussions can be significant. Something we are increasingly seeing in cases.

Even if you think you have deleted a post, it can often still be found, and in litigious cases it is now common place for parties to search social media to try and find something to help their case, in particular statements or comments made in the past contradicting evidence in the case.

And don’t forget that potential employers will almost always now carry out social media background checks.

We all say things in the heat of the moment we regret, but don’t let that unintended comment stay with you on your social media…, next time you are tempted to, just take a minute and think it through, and perhaps post a picture of your tea instead….