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Don’t Be a Social Media Weiner

Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman and current candidate for New York Mayor, isn’t the first person to tweet his way out of a job. For the last few years, stories have been circulating about lots of people who were marched off the job after exposing something through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the like. Take the case of the admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania who was fired after her bosses discovered that she shared – and mocked – excerpts from student essays on her “private” Facebook page. Some accounts of this phenomenon read like a “who’s who” of people terminated on account of social media blunders and gaffes.

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