A cautionary tale from Peter Shankman's blog yesterday. A high-paid consultant went to speak at FedEx's corporate office in Memphis about social media. He urged them all to get on Twitter and Facebook, and specifically told them to "friend" him. Someone did just that and discovered that the consultant was talking smack about Memphis on Twitter. The employee's reaction probably just cost the consultant millions of dollars (not to mention endless embarrassment).
I told my sister, who was in the aforementioned presentation (and enjoyed it overall), that this is the very reason why I cannot Twitter. I'm a smart-alec at heart. In such a fast-paced medium, odds are that I will eventually say something I regret. Better to sit on the edge of the pool a little longer, methinks.