the Tweets that can cost you your job

Twitter posted “5 reckless tweets that can get you fired” and it has a cautionary tale of what can happen when you don’t think twice before updating your status.

The most recent Twitter debacle comes to us from CNN’s former Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs, Octavia Nasr. [snip] CNN felt that her comments compromised her credibility as a reporter and let her go.

So, what do you need to know to avoid the same fate?

  1. Don’t tweet confidential information.
  2. Remember, defamation suits are still applicable.
  3. Don’t over-share; don’t forget that tweets are public domain.
  4. Don’t share information too soon.
  5. Don’t whine about work.

Have questions about the tips? Read the whole story.