If you think about it, it’s amazing it’s taken this long; after all it’s mandatory to disclose if you have a criminal record and to be honest, some of the stuff people do on social media is downright criminal: as Vicky Momberg, Penny Sparrow and even, to a far lesser extent, Velaphi Khumalo, have literally found out.
Adam Catzavelos is about to discover this too.
Social media has been the most incredible liberator any of us have experienced; we’ve all become instant citizen journalists or pundits in the space of the time it takes to type a post - often without having to think about it. Which is precisely the problem - the disconnect between what people would say face-to-face in real life and the apparent freedom of a virtual reality.
There is no difference - actually there is; as Catzavelos found out, you end up speaking to a helluva lot more people than you ever imagined possible when your post goes viral, with often catastrophic consequences.