Athletes and Tweeting
by Mo Johnson
(Montclair, VA )
Yea, I agree. The problem is you have these young kids who are suddenly thrust into the limelight due to their athletic prowess. They are young kids and are sure to say plenty of things they'll later regret. We all do -- and always have.
The difference is that with web 2.0 -- now things normally you might say to a friend that you later corrected or whatever -- now it's broadcast to the world and documented "on the record" so to speak.
So, all of us would be well advised to think before we speak...or tweet -- as you say. But, it's worse of course for people in the public eye as they have much more to use than most of who no one really cares what most of us have to say.
So, with fame comes -- yes, a downside. And athletes in particular need to be educated about this since they are most often famous while young.