Monday, March 23, 2009

A Cautionary Tale About Tweeting Out Of Turn...

So, not long ago I wrote about the fact that I was going to avoid Twitter because to me it's just TMI (too much information). None of you wants to know what I'm doing every minute of everyday (except my stalker if I had one). Heck, I don't even want to know what I'm doing that often! So, now racing around the Internet is a cautionary tale about how Twitter can get you fired (or at least "unhired") in 140 words or less. I enjoyed this article very much.

It seems a fellow was offered a job a Cisco (well known monster of a tech company that does the "plumbing" of the Internet in case you're living in the dark ages and haven't heard of them). After getting the job offer, he tweeted his good news adding that he would "Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work." A Cisco Channel Partner took exception asking for the name of the hiring manager to notify him of this recruits hatred of the work. If you read the article, you will see that, as often happens on the Internet, this took on a life of its own...

So, while you might think it, it probably sounds more clever in your head than on your broadcast to the world...

Happy Tweeeeeet!

8 Comments:

At 5:25 PM , Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

Thanks for sharing Mommabean. Privacy is a major issue and everyone needs to be aware of it. It's very important. As important as any official document that we all have. People need to realize that everything might affect their lives these days.

 
At 12:27 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Exactly, it's so easy to get caught up in "social" networking and forget that it has in impact on every area of our lives...

 
At 12:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The internet Giant?????

I thought they were the meat company;)

 
At 4:00 PM , Anonymous marina villatoro said...

wow, that's crazy. i tweet all the time, but i gues i'm not looking for a job either, poor guy!
The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

 
At 3:13 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Anonymous, you're thinking of Sysco. Same sound, different spelling, teehee.

Marina, keep those tweets clean then. And, certainly if they're job related...

 
At 12:45 AM , Blogger Ali said...

That is true Momma, some people lost their jobs over their personal pictures on Facebook. some companies google applicants before interviewing them.

 
At 9:27 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Ali, absolutely true. Oh, and I've googled an applicant before... ;).

 
At 11:34 AM , Blogger Ali said...

ooops!

 

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