And that's the bane and the beauty of Twitter. Twitter takes apart the impulsive in the micro-second it takes to click the Enter key.
Can what you Tweet be proof of a 'future' crime? Some say yes.
Caroline Criado-Perez is a goofy Brit gender activist who says she kept getting 'threats' on Twitter. She insisted the Tweets were connected to her whining campaign to get a woman's face printed on Brit currency. Ms Criado-Perez took umbrage when the Brits replaced Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on the five pound note.
Scotland Yard confirmed the Twitter arrest, 'A 21-year-old man has today been arrested in the Manchester area on suspicion of harassment offenses...The arrest is in connection with an allegation of malicious communications...'
Though Caroline's happy, what real tangible shred of evidence is there the Tweets constitute anything more than taunting and venting toward Ms Criado-Perez? None.
Be careful folks. At least in Britain and France you can end up in a real jail cell for your virtual missives.
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