Thursday, May 26, 2011

From the social media dept. - how to get fired without really trying

These two posts by 10,000 Words summarizing eight cases of journalists being fired for their social media pronouncements this year might be well-employed in classroom discussions on how it's best to walk away for a minute or two before hitting the publish button:

http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/8-journalists-who-were-fired-for-tweeting-part-1_b4136

http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/8-journalists-who-were-fired-for-tweeting-part-2_b4202

And while we're in the "hold that thought before you push the button" mode, All Facebook says about two dozen social media firing cases are in the courts. Social media, the new lawyer's full-employment tool.

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