Twitter Etiquette: There’s No Medal for Stupidity

Greek Athlete Voula Papachristou_Social Media Etiquette

Twitter Etiquette: There’s No Medal for Stupidity

Greek Athlete Voula Papachristou_Social Media EtiquetteVoula Papachristou, a Greek triple jumper, has been expelled from the 2012 Olympic Games because of a racist joke she posted on Twitter, as well as expressing support for a far-right political party.

She tweeted “‘With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mo

squitoes will eat home made food!”  The Hellenic Olympic Committee also banned all Greek athletes from using social media for personal opinions not related to the Olympics and their competitions.

The Greek triple jumper, Voula, has apologized for her insensitive tweet.  She also apologized to her family and her coach.  Unfortunately, the decision to not let her participate in the Olympic Games is irreversible and her dream of bringing home the gold is over at least for this olympic season.

Don't let your dreams slip away because of a comment, tweet, or video that you put on the World Wide Web for everyone to see. 

What goes on the Internet STAYS there…FOREVER!

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