Thursday, July 19, 2012

Twitter Ban for Florida State Seminoles

Twitter Ban for Florida State Seminoles

FSU has banned it's football team from using Twitter after defensive back Tyler Hunter tweeted about killing police officers following an altercation earlier this month. His Twitter account has since been deleted.

"[Players] have to be very smart, they have to learn," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher explained to "They just don't understand the ramifications of things. They don't realize how global those things are."

Twitter is a valuable communication platform and banning students from using it does not seem like the right answer. A simple alternative would be for the team to use scrambls. This would ensure that the players knew who would be able to read their tweets and allow them to revoke access to any tweets made in the heat of the moment.

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