True Stories: Facebook Posts That Get You Fired
Self-fulfilling prophecy: A Phoenix woman makes an on-line wish and her boss sees the Facebook post. A newspaper reporter was fired for Tweeting about a wave of homicides in Tucson. Moral of the story: Everyone is watching… Full Story Here
PS: Police are investigating a Vancouver, Wash., father accused of a Facebook rant in which he reportedly hoped for a shooting at the school of an opposing prep basketball team. Camas School District athletic director Josh Gibson says the Tuesday night post followed an argument between the man and a group of Camas students as he was leaving the Camas High School gym after a game. The 39-year-old man reportedly wrote: “Camas fans!! Worst in the league!!! I hope someone shoots up their school really soon!!!!!” The post was later deleted. Camas police say they’re investigating.lice are investigating a Vancouver, Wash., father accused of a Facebook rant in which he reportedly hoped for a shooting at the school of an opposing prep basketball team.
PSS: German researchers say Facebook-envy can cause feelings of misery and loneliness. Envy can be triggered when people learn about their friends’ vacations, love lives or work successes on the social networking site. The researchers say one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives. They say vacation photos are the leading cause of envy with holiday snapshots responsible for more than half of the incidents. The results of the study will be presented at a conference on information systems in Germany in February.