Twitter gets you fired — the odds greater than blogs?
You may have seen an article on MSNBC recounting the snowball effect of a single “Tweet” by @theconnor.
So let’s review: The Internet is not your BFF. Everyone has a “My boss sucks” moment. But the prudent know to express this sentiment away from the keyboard because they also have the “My boss knows how to use the Internet” sense they were born with.
Before, it was the blogs that got you fired. I’m going all out by saying that microblogging brings out the real emotions. Writing to rant does take time. Maybe five minutes at least, but that’s still five precious minutes to help you cool down and re-evaluate your moral fiber. It’s different for Twitter and other microblog services, because more often than not, they capture the unfiltered and raw emotions that get translated into words that we will regret. Hey, it gets even the best of us.
So please, before you hit that “update” button, wait 5 minutes.
Jayvee Fernandez has done his rounds in blog postings. He served as Technology Channel Editor for b5Media Inc and has founded the leading blog advertising and word of mouth network called BlogBank in the Philippines. And now, he's gone full circle, landing back with The Blog Herald, the resource that gave him his first blogging job in 2005.
Here’s the best part: twitter never forgets. NEVER. you can try to delete it, but it gets indexed by google, retweeted by others and lives on – forever.
Sound advice. Treat Tweeting like you are screaming aloud in a public place, do you really want to say what’s on your mind?