Weiner's Twitter Gaffe Provides Lessons in Social Intelligence - Page 2
Nobody wants to stand by Weiner, even if they support him. It's just...awkward.
But in this situation, there are some useful lessons about the power of social media and the risks of using it.
First, a tool is only as good as you use it. If you use Twitter for evil, then evil may retweet back at you.
Second, the internet is a “no spin” zone these days. You can try to construct a cover story all you want, but tools exist that can help cut through the noise, and it's easier to follow leads, because of how inter-connected people are.
Third, there is no real privacy on the internet. It's like the front stoop of a New York City row house. Everyone can see what you are doing when you are doing it out on the street.
Fourth, the same social network you use to send out pictures of your penis can also show the world you are an ass.