Think twice before you tweet. According to Variety, Syfy has just ordered a new unscripted series, The Internet Ruined My Life, that explores the negative side of social media.
The half-hour series will explore real-life stories from people whose tweets and social media messages led to unintended, often dangerous consequences. Stories include “an innocent tweet that caused two traveling friends to be detained and suspected of potential terrorism” in addition to instances of death threats and cyber bullying.
The series is slated to premiere in early 2016 for a run of six episodes.
From Syfy executive Heather Olander:
With technology making it possible to communicate to anyone, anytime, from anywhere, what was once the stuff of science fiction is now an everyday reality. ‘The Internet Ruined My Life’ takes a look at the flip-side of today’s hyper-connected world, and reveals how easy it is to completely change your life in just one simple keystroke.”
What do you think? Have you ever had an innocent comment backfire on the internet? Does this sound like a series you would watch?