In the annals of great inventions we have: the wheel, the printing press, smartphones and the screenshot.
The latter allows anyone to save a tweet that is later deleted. The latest culprit to delete a tweet: The Missouri School of Journalism.
There was this beauty of a tweet ahead of the Missouri football team’s game Saturday against Middle Tennessee:
Never miss a local story.
Um, whoops. Mizzou lost its homecoming game 51-45 to Middle Tennessee and someone at the journalism school tried to destroy the evidence. But as we’ve learned time and again, a deleted tweet is never really gone if enough people see it.
I wonder if there is a class dedicated to social media at Mizzou’s journalism school? If not, there should be.