“Don’t Press Send!”

don't press send

Every year the National Football League holds a symposium for rookies to prepare them for the very public world of the NFL. Herm Edwards is often asked to speak and he does a lecture on the social media. His advice to all of those soon-to-be celebrities: “Don’t press send!”

That is very good advice. When you say something stupid in a private conversation only the people involved in the conversation know about it (plus, everyone they choose to tell it to, and so on, and so on…), but when you write something stupid on the internet it is there for everyone to see for as long as this present evil age lasts.

This week there have been many things that have come to my mind that I would love to wax eloquently about on Facebook or Twitter, but since the above is true, I have decided that I just “Won’t press send!”

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