5 tips for policing your Twitter profile

As many have discovered, old tweets can resurface to haunt your future. Follow these steps to make sure there are no embarrassing statements lurking in your online profile.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before—a public figure, brand executive or celebrity did something on social media that caused more harm than good.

We’ve seen careers ruined and storms of negative PR resulting from “dead” posts that resurface like zombies from the social media graveyard, feeding on the reputations of otherwise thriving individuals. In fact, 57 percent of Americans who use social media have posted or texted something they regretted afterward, according to research from YouGov Omnibus.

This has reared its ugly head yet again, with New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner emerging as the latest of several Major League Baseball players recently confronted with tweets from their past.

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