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Mediaverse talks about Twitter and how it can impact folks in the future.

Andrews wrote the tweet, an honest impression of Memphis, while on his way to deliver some digital evangelism about social media to the good folks at FedEx on Wednesday.

Someone at FedEx read it, took offense and, well, calamity ensued–online, at least–when that person sent a long reply and copied executive staff at FedEx and Andrew’s employer, Ketchum. (His bio)

Go see what they are talking about.

Interesting. Makes one think.

You have to read the whole thing to see what RT is talking about.

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3 Comments

  1. Amber said January 17, 2009 | Permalink

    I don’t know – I read the comments at Mediaverse and it seems most of them were about how you have to be careful with what you write. Well, kinda duh, but the on the other – he didn’t tweet he was in Memphis, right? I mean, I might be missing something? It seems like people had to go out of there way to be offended.

  2. newscoma said January 17, 2009 | Permalink

    Here’s the story at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/jan/16/pr-firm-employee-apologize-slap-memphis/

    A person never knows what they are going to set off.
    Yikes. The comments are scaring me. 😉

  3. Craig McGill said January 18, 2009 | Permalink

    Rule one of posting anything is that somone may read it and be offended, which is why you have to be able to back it up/put across that it’s personal. I’m sure I’ve said plenty that’s offended people, the trick is to be willing to stand your ground when you feel it’s justified. The argument about context though – it’s OK because it’s a tweet and you can’t say much in 140 characters – is nonsense. If he felt the statement needed more space, it should have been a blog posting and not a tweet – pick the format that suits your statement.

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