I was recently quoted in a Forbes article regarding whether or not to tweet your own firing. It’s a hot topic, as Matthew Keys, uber-tweeter and former Deputy Social Media Director of Reuters, decided to do just that when he was recently fired.
While this article is not about LinkedIn, it is about Social Media and managing your Personal Brand on Social Media, which is the whole focus of this blog. And Social Media is still like the wild west at times. Decisions about protecting your Personal Brand are complex and always evolving. The concept of Personal Branding really emerged recently through the advent of Social Media, so I think the issues in this article are important to share here. Below is a snippet from the article of my stance on the issue:
“For most people, employers in their industry will not find out that they have been fired. In this case, I would not recommend they tweet about being fired which would publicize information that might adversely affect their future employment.” (Read more).
What do you think? To Tweet or not to Tweet? Share below!