Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cautionary Tale: Cisco Fatty

As social network sites like Facebook and Twitter become more popular, we find more idiots who do stupid things on those sites. I tell Laura all the time that things on the internet will never disappear and may come back to bite you in the butt. That is why we keep this blog as clean as we can. =) Anyway, the latest act of social network stupidity was done by this guy now known as the "Cisco Fatty." After he got a job with Cisco, he immediately went on Twitter and posted this tweet: "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." (Sidenote: Shouldn't he be happy to get any job in this economy?). Soon after, a Cisco rep posted this tweet in response: "Who is the hiring manager? I'm sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web." After seeing that, the guy immediately switched his Twitter account to private and deleted all information from his home page. Did that save him? No, of course not! After this debacle spread throughout the twitter world, his true identity was exposed. So lesson learned! No more half naked pictures, venting about work or ignorant comments on myspace, Facebook or Twitter. Think, people, think.

See the article, Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less.

4 comments:

Laura said...

haha. so whats the biggy about twitter anyway? is it like facebook? please describe.

Tara said...

Good question, Laura. Although I am not sure the answer. I don't think it's like Facebook. It's more like a blog. People can "tweet" about whatever and must keep it under 140 words.

Vanessa said...

wow, I think I've heard the term "Twitter" about 50 times in the past week. All of a sudden, everyone's jumping on the twitter bandwagon. BTW, past tense of 'tweet' is... twat..... No, I did not make that up.

Tara said...

You just said a bad word!! I am trying to keep this blog clean, Vanessa! You dirty dirty girl.