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I have just discovered a new development (new to me anyway!). Check out this site and follow or Google @deletedbymps on Twitter to see.

Journalists in search of material or a story are no longer required to spend hours researching, the material will now flag itself for their attention all by itself!  This is actually significant to anyone who may be scrutanised for any reason.  The tech is now freely available to save and republish any Tweets we delete – anything we have said in error, anything we have written and thought better of later.  I have no doubt at all that the people who originally typed in these hilarious Tweets wish they had been able to delete them quickly before anyone in the press noticed.

Imagine also the trouble that auto correct can cause?  Imagine the problems if a Direct Message is Tweeted instead of sent privately, if a message intended for Text is Tweeted (I must stop tweeting on my phone without my glasses – mistakes may no longer be forgiven!)?

It doesn’t necessarily have to be an MP who is being scrutanised by the press or a celebrity or big brand either, it is easy now to create this functionality, and leave it sitting as a trap, waiting to discover what the subject deletes – I find it rather sinister. The material we create on social media has always been public I know, this type of functionality simply makes it easier to search, aggregate, duplicate and republish. Nothing is private, but I suppose, nothing ever was.

The golden rule must be to apologise sincerely in public FIRST when you realise that you have said the wrong thing, BEFORE you delete the original message.  Take control of your digital profile, it is the only way forward.

photoToday I visited The Bank of England – I am such a nosy person! I wanted to hear all about how they have managed to establish the use of Sharepoint for internal communications, and also, to understand why they would want to implement an enterprise social network as opposed to using the ubiquitous commercial sites that everyone appears to be established on. It was fascinating.

I prefer to hear the customer’s point of view. I always wonder what the sales rep is not telling me.

The Bank is exactly as I imagined it would be, from the Mary Poppin’s film. Lots of pillars and marble and arches. Actually, it reminded me a little of the interior of Kings College Hospital and Bart’s. I love old buildings, steeped in history, I wonder if they allow tours.

The City of London really is rather grand.