Monday, June 6th, 2011
Five Social Media Tips for Anthony Weiner
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Representative Anthony Weiner has fessed up and admitted that he was the one sending lewd photos of himself on Twitter and that his account was never hacked. I write a lot about managing your online presence and digital dirt during a job search but the same rules apply for people who are trying to hold on to the jobs they have. Here are 5 tips for Weiner and anyone else out there dabbling in social media or even just corresponding via email.
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HERE’S MY COMMENT:
Old Wall Street proverb (or at least where I first heard it) “When in a hole, stop digging.”
Imagine how this story would have died if he had just said: “I was fallen down stupid drunk and made a mistake. Let this serve as a warning to young people all over that it’s not only very bad to drink and drive, but to drink and tweet. Honesty I can’t imagine what I was thinking. I’ve apologized to my wife and she has generously forgiven me. I’ve apologized to the young lady, her response is hers. Now, I’m apologizing to my constituents, I hope they will too. I expect to be the butt of a lot of jokes. And, I deserve it. Thanks.”
It’d be long over. Nothing more than a footnote.
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