5 reckless tweets that can get you fired

Being a blabbermouth, in 140 characters (or fewer), is a very bad career move.

Being a blabbermouth, in 140 characters (or fewer), is very bad career tactic

The most recent Twitter debacle comes to us from CNN’s former Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs, Octavia Nasr. She was fired from CNN after tweeting: “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah‚Ķ One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”

Because Mr. Fadlallah was considered a controversial figure with ties to Hizbollah, CNN felt that her comments compromised her credibility as a reporter and let her go. Stirring up serious political controversy is certainly one way to get yourself fired, but here are a few others to avoid for PR and marketing folks:

1. Tweet confidential. Don’t tweet confidential information about your company, co-workers or clients. Leaking confidential information could lead to more than job loss, it could lead to law suits and SEC violations, depending upon the severity of the leak.

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