When I decided electronic journalism was for me, I learned as a novice that the camera never blinks and the microphone spreads the message. In other words, be aware of what you say and don't be caught off guard. In today's digital world, we're all learning that. Take Tommy Jordan and his daughter Hannah Marie in Stanly County near Albemarle. Recently the father and daughter caught the attention of at least 31 million online viewers. Hannah posted on Facebook that she was disgusted with her parents and having to do chores around the house. Unbeknownst to Hannah, her father found out. In response, Tommy set up a camera and videotaped his outraged comeback message. Then, as a way of disciplining the daughter, he took a 45 handgun and shot Hannah's beloved laptop computer multiple times. It was all caught on tape and he posted it on YouTube. In no time, the video went viral, catching the attention of millions and shocking the world. In a recent interview, the two appeared on national television, NBC's TODAY show. After an extended interview with Tommy, Hannah and wife and mother Amy, the take home message became loud and clear. What should have been a private family matter became an international focus. In today's digital age, such an example shows the need for communication to remain under wraps and out of the public's eye.