7 tweets that got people into trouble!

On September 19, 2009, in Twitter, by Ramanujam

Every single word which a person posts on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook is documented in one way or the other and at times it may even spark controversies. With the media and the weblogs craving for attention even the smallest of the controversies will spread on like a wild fire. Here are some interesting tweets which got people into trouble.

1) @Shashitharoor

shashitharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and he is pretty active on Twitter with more than 180k followers. A random follower asked Tharoor if he will travel in economy class and he replied in a witty manner targeting the airlines but the Indian National Congress condemned his tweet stating that it was not in line with the political culture.

The newspapers and the TV channels also picked this up and made it even more controversial.

2) The Cisco Fatty
@theconnor tweeted:

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.

In reply @timmylevad tweeted

@theconnor 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.

This was probably the first well known ‘Twitter trouble’ incident where a guy who was offered a job in Cisco tweeted negatively about it and he eventually ended up losing the job. @theconnor has now protected his twitter time line and has also created a site where he has written a detailed explanation about the incident.

3) Terry Moran and Barrack Obama

@TerryMoran tweeted
moran

Terry Moran, the ABC anchor tweeted saying that President Obama called Kayne West a jackass. ABC later apologised for the immature tweet made by Moran and stated that Obama made that statement off the record

4) The CPK server

@Traphik tweeted

@calpizzakitchen black button ups are the lamest shit ever!!!.

Timothy DeLaGhetto worked at the California Pizza Kitchen and he tweeted the above statement and later he was fired as CPK thought it was inappropriate. Ironically @Traphik became famous on Twitter and now has more than 17500 people following his updates.

5) Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks criticized the decision of the match officials on Twitter and the NBA fined him $25000 for making such remarks.

6) Courtney Love

@courtneylover79 tweeted

is my clothes my WARDROBE! oi vey don’t **** with my wradrobe or you willend up in a circle of corched eaeth hunted till your dead.

Courtney Love, the rock star made some defamatory comments about her fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir after she sent Courtney an invoice for the clothes she designed. The result, Courtney was sent a lawsuit for her rants on twitter!

7) The Military Twitterer

mark kirk

Mark Kirk, the republican congressman and Navy Reservist tweeted while on duty at the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center. It is against the Military protocol to reveal one’s location and duties. Kirk later made a public statement saying that “It’s something that I will not do again,”.

When you are in public domain it is always good to look before you tweet and look before you follow.

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13 Responses to 7 tweets that got people into trouble!

  1. Uma says:

    I had heard about some of these earlier. You reported them well. All social network users should know about these …

  2. AnnaHopn says:

    Greatings, Can i get a one small picture from your blog?

  3. bbrian017 says:

    I seriously don’t know what to thanks about any of this. The obama one is funny. off the record or on the record the guy is a president he shouldn’t speak like that but again Kayne was a prick to do what he did.

    I guess this is a good article to learn from lol.

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