In April, a 14 year old, from the Netherlands, jokingly sent a tweet to American Airlines. She pretended to be a terrorist. Sarah said she was going to do something "really big." American Airlines didn't think it was funny. They tracked her down and sent her information to the FBI.
The teen panicked. When she sent the tweet, she didn't think anyone would know who she was.
"I'm sorry, I'm scared now," She tweeted. But she was arrested and questioned by the police. They released the girl, but her prank is now a permanent part of her digital footprint. That's the trail of information about yourself that you leave online.
A High school senior in New Hampshire, was excited about winning the championship game. And before he thought about it, he tweeted at the other team using foul language.
He deleted the bragging post 10 minutes later. "I regretted sending it," He says. "I knew it was wrong."
But it was too late.
The post was retweeted. His coaches and principal saw it. They were furious. Sadly he was stripped of his Player of the Year award, and he was banned from future all-star games.
A future employee had a job offer from Cisco on the table. She tweeted: “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
Shortly after that, there was a reply from Cisco employee Tim Levad: “Who is the hiring manager? I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the Web.”
She deleted the tweet but Cisco took back their statement and didn't hire her.