Being TOO social on social media, especially Twitter

Today, I ran across a story about a guy who tweeted on Twitter about a job he just accepted and how he blatantly said that he was going to hate the job.  I’ll be honest and say that I’m still learning about this whole social media thing like twitter and other sites.  However, it would behoove people who use social media to use common sense to what is said on the internet!

How to Tweet Your Way out of a Job

Also, New Media Cincinnati just had a “meetup” last Saturday.  I had to work the Girl Power Invitational, so I was unable to attend.  However, one of the speakers, Kristen Beireis, talked about this very topic.  Listen to the podcast on this blogpost! (Thank you Daniel at New Media Cincinnati!!)

Kristen Beireis on How Social is Too Social

Other Articles of Interest:

Mindy McAdams: Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency (RGMP 1)
Paul Bradshaw: Forget everything you think you know about Twitter
Nielsen Wire: Twitter’s Tweet Smell of Success
Mashable: Twitter Lists

Update #1 –  This is a “hawt post” on wordpress.com right now! The author and many of the comment posters prove a good point that there is nothing private on anything electronic.
The Brandbuilder Blog – How to lose your job in 120 characters or less

Update #2 – This message is from the original Tweeter poster – @the connor
Dear Internet Superheroes: There are things you should know.

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~ by bregaddie on March 19, 2009.

6 Responses to “Being TOO social on social media, especially Twitter”

  1. Hi Breanna,

    Thanks for sharing about this. Very good lessons indeed.

    Hopefully we’ll get to meet in-person soon!

  2. Umm this is a no brainer. If you’re trying to get a professional position, they’re going to google you. They’re going to search you’re facebook,twitter,myspace, etc… Don’t do anything stupid on there, or if you do, make sure that your privacy settings are such that no one but close friends can see…

  3. Actually, Jason, it’s not a no-brainer. If it were, there would be no need to talk about it. People have lost jobs and other opportunities because of it.

  4. Ok it’s a no brainer for anyone with common sense… Is that better?

  5. Here’s the other thing, if you’re dumb enough to post questionable content online, then you deserve to loose your job…

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