Tweet trouble


You may have heard that MN Rep. Paul Gardner got in trouble with the MN House ethics committee after tweeting about two colleagues, but MinnPost has more, detailing other political and business Tweeters’ troubles. My fave – “Cisco fatty” who lost a job after tweeting: “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.” Seriously, though – Twitter can be both a powerful tool and a double-edged sword, as evidenced by the arrest in Guatemala of a man who tweeted about the murder of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg and the bank corruption scandal connected with the assassination. The charge? “Incitement of financial panic.”

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