Since I've been ranting a little too much about bad social media, I thought I'd give a tip of my hat to Canadian Running Magazine for getting social media right. (though I imagine some would say "mostly" right)
The other day, they tweeted that the Oscar Pistorias story just got "darker" when steroids were allegedly found in his home. I wasn't the only one who found this a little strange and responded with a comment that steroids aren't darker than death. Many people responded with "ummm...guys? how are steroids worse or darker than a woman dying?!?!" I immediately got a tweet back explaining that it was really poor word choice and that they were changing their headline and story.
Here's where the "mostly" right might come in. They deleted the original tweet (and I'm sad that I didn't save it - I just saved the path...which isn't valid anymore) and I think some would argue that they should leave it up - followed right up with the correction. But I don't have a big problem with what they did. This is a sensitive story,* they've changed their headline and removed the old one. So way to go Canadian Running! Thanks for being responsive!
In other news - I have a sore hamstring and it is driving me a little nuts. It likes to cramp and just be generally sore. So far it hurts mostly when I'm NOT running - so that's kind of nice, but I'm trying to figure out if I need to do more than just roll it and stretch it. Hopefully not.
What do you think about "scrubbing" after someone has said something stupid or inappropriate on the internet? Delete or no delete? And any other things I should be doing to help my hamstring?
*and not just sensitive...shocking to those of us who have only seen the previous media portrayals of Pistorius.