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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Premature Tweetage

An interesting story on the Social Engineering Through (un)intentional Manipuation of Social Media front...

An article on Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" for being, well, a "jackass" at the MTV awards showed up online this morning. Apparently it was an off the record comment that was made, and then tweeted by ABC's Terry Moran. Here is the article about it:

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0909/did_obama_call_kanye_a_jackass.html

ABC news then issues an apology for premature tweeting of an off the record story. The tweet is no longer on Terry Moran's twitter page http://twitter.com/TerryMoran

Now I'm wondering how long it will be before people start "accidentally tweeting" stuff that they delete and apologize for as soon as the meme has leaked and begun to work its' viral damage.