The Power Of New Media

A German teenager inadvertently demonstrated the power of social media when she posted an invite to her birthday party of Facebook.

One thousand five hundred people turned up to join the celebrations - bringing booze, cake and presents.

One hundred police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control.

The birthday girl had to go into hiding as police cordoned off the Hamburg street where she lived.

So how did it happen? She mistakenly published her invite so that anyone on Facebook could see it. Naturally, it quickly went viral.

The lesson - watch what you post and be careful what you do on the social media as sites like Twitter and Facebook really are tigers with teeth.

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