3 tips for recovering from a social media typo

The author committed a small gaffe on social media that came back to haunt her. You can (and should) learn from her mistakes.

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My last typo was over two months ago, while sharing a blog on Facebook discussing (from a PR perspective) how the Vatican had announced the pope was stepping down—and my mistake was caught by a Facebook user.

I deleted the comment entirely within three minutes of the initial posting, which also removed the user’s snarky comment calling out my mistake.

I woke up the next morning filled with shame. The commenter had taken a screen shot of this mishap and posted the image on every other major social media channel—Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn—exposing my mistake and, even worse, my cover-up. I have been typo-free ever since.

Moving forward

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