Another social media sacking

Yet another high profile case of someone being sacked due to social media posts has hit the news. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

An interior designer who used a social networking site to try to connect with potential customers for his out-of-hours business has been sacked by his day job.

Bradford Pedley’s main employer, Canberra design firm peckvonhartel, sacked Mr Pedley hours after hearing about the LinkedIn email, which pledged to expand his fledgling business ”to a full-time design practice”.

So although this was not a post that involved bullying or illegal activity, the employer took exception to the employee’s post which resulted in dismissal. A reminder of how powerful social media can be and how we all must think before we post.

Read the whole article here.

How to clean up the apps linked to your social media accounts

Everyone who uses social media will either knowingly or inadvertently allow access to third party apps. ReadWrite Social advises:

So don’t wait until your Twitter account is hacked. Take some time right now to clean things up and eliminate the apps that you no longer use or find relevant to your social networking way of life.

The article gives step by step instructions (via screenshots) on how to eliminate the third party apps that you either forgot about, no longer require or have no idea how they gained access to your account. Worth checking out.