Twitter Executive Fails at Twitter

/ 2 years ago


Twitter’s new Chief Financial Officer, Anthony Noto, has failed miserably in using Twitter itself.

He posted the Tweet:

“I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec 15 or 16 — we will need to sell him. i have a plan”

He’s now of course removed it, but still means he has an important Twitter lesson to learn – don’t tweet private and confidential information about your company’s acquisition plans.

For many of us, Tweeting something accidentally can be nothing but a simple mishap, with no further repercussions, but for the Chief Financial Officer to leak sensitive information about a potential acquisition at a multinational corporation, that’s another story.

Business Insider’s article on this story has an interesting look at how this indicates Twitter may be too tricky to use, and could be better. They point to the story of an American Congressman whose career pretty much collapsed after he posted naked pictures on Twitter, when he was trying to send them in a direct message.

Source: Business Insider

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