The Olympics is under way and for a person who’s not a big sports fan (I’m a big motor-racing fan), I’ve been watching more Olympic coverage then ever before.
I watched the Men’s syncronised diving yesterday and was impressed and disappointed for Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield. They achieved so much, their country was behind them, however they were unable to take a medal.
My biggest disappointment was the tweet sent by a reckless 17-year old who obviously thought there would be no re-percussions. The tweet was offensive and the boy deserves to be reprimanded, however what troubled me is that people forget they are leaving a “content legacy”. When we meet people, we now think nothing of hitting Google, Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook etc to find out more about them. Imagine how a 17-year old will profile when a future employer does a background check, only to find a reckless tweet, sent in haste and without full thought.
That one post/comment/tweet could define the future for many and crush the futures for a reckless few.