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Just a little reminder that when you blog, tweet, or update your Facebook status — WE CAN SEE IT!

Two recent stories:

  • The college grad who was offered a job at Cisco, then tweeted "Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work."  Cisco replied, displeased. More here, here and here.
  • The big-agency PR guy on his way to visit client FedEx, who managed to insult their hometown by tweeting "I would die if I had to live here." FedEx replied, displeased. More here and here.

Social media requires a little common sense. (Please also teach your kids how to protect their privacy.)

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Comments

  1. Torley April 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    So true. And an extra word of caution to those of you who use aggregators and content-spreaders like ping.fm : it’s even harder to delete what you’ve got out there if it’s been unintentionally sent to several sources.
    If it can be read, it can be tracked.

  2. dommartinez April 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    As a college student, this story is all too familiar. Some people think they are being funny or witty and just don’t realize that they are exposing themselves to millions of people. You never know who might stumble on your page and read something that could jeopardize a great opportunity.

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