A Tweet Too Far ?

I love Twitter, I do. I love the informal nature of it. I enjoy the bit of banter and chat with people who normally I wouldn’t get to know.It’s probably the place I get all my news now aswell. If there’s something I’m interested in, then I’ll investigate further.

There are also some things that I won’t put on twitter, I try never to disclose my exact location, along with FourSquare (which is just a tad too much for me) some evil geniuses came up with Please Rob Me,  so er, no thanks.

Twitter is quite a useful social media tool but last week in Utah convicted murder Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad. I don’t believe in the death penalty and this post has nothing to do with the rights and wrongs of it. But death penalty or not I do believe that everyone, no matter who they are should have the right to die with dignity. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtlef actually tweeted that he has given the order for the execution to be carried out.

I feel that this was wrong, Shurleff tried to defend himself by saying he used Twitter to ‘communicated directly with people’. Convicted murder or not, Gardner’s last moments were made public by Shurleff.

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