Don’t lose your job because of Twitter

You may have heard the story of a stock broker who ran down a cyclist on his way to work and then bragged about it on Twitter blaming him for being late at work! Yes that really did happen and said stock broker is now no longer a stock broker. Its probably best you avoid ending up in this situation. ‘But how?’ I hear you ask! Here are seven simple tips to help you not get fired thanks to Twitter.

No 1. Don’t joke about running people over, or any irresponsible actions for that matter, I can assure you your employer will not find it amusing in the least.

No 2. Bombs. Never make a bomb joke, nothing about bombings or bomb threats or anything bomb related really. These kinds of jokes will not only get you fired, you could also end up in handcuffs. (more…)

How to be smart with hashtags

The hashtag. First developed on Twitter back in 2007, and since then the idea has spread to every corner of the social media world. The intention of the hashtag was to make it much easier for users to search for content specifically. It is essentially a way to categorise information, without having to scour the entire website that you’re using. Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ have all jumped on the twitter trend, although they may not all of been as successful as each other when it comes to this phenomenon.