Don't get fired because of social media

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

A BLOG run by a group of proactive young lawyers in the US, younglawyersblog.com, has posted up some handy tips for lawyers who've caught the social networking bug. "We here at YLB are dedicated…

A BLOG run by a group of proactive young lawyers in the US, younglawyersblog.com, has posted up some handy tips for lawyers who've caught the social networking bug.

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"We here at YLB are dedicated to the task of preventing you from getting fired because of social media. While common sense goes a long way in properly using social media, a little advice never hurts," the post reads.

Handy Twitter tips include "Do not tweet about your lack of motivation" and "Do not tout recent job offers", while Facebook users are helpfully advised "Do not use Facebook to bash your job, your colleagues, your boss, your company, or your clients" and "Assume everyone can see everything - don't lie to your boss about a family emergency, then post a picture of you dressed as a fairy at a Halloween costume party time-stamped on the date of the supposed emergency".

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While you'd hope lawyers would be smart enough to know this already, apparently one freelance web marketer, exposed in a recent MSN article, didn't. Wilsons's tweets included: 'Workin ... This job sucks worse than the economy!", and "Having sex dreams of people you work with makes for an awkward day."

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