twitter can get you fired!

On the drive home after work a couple of months ago I remember listening to triple j and they were discussing how a journalist had been sacked over a twitter she made about Bindi Irwin at the Australian Logies.  This started a long discussion with my partner about how people should take social media as a medium, Should we really take it seriously with the information it provides? It was also pointed out by my partner that what would have happened if the response was positive, would she have have gotten the sack then? Because it seems clear to us both that she only got sacked after the comments were taken negatively. Here is a link to the full article.

The Age’s editor-in-chief, Paul Ramadge, said last night in a statement that Deveny would no longer write columns for the Melbourne broadsheet.

“I came to the view that I didn’t think Catherine was a good fit for The Age going forward,” Mr Ramage told 774 ABC Radio Melbourne