On Mar. 10, an unidentified employee of marketing firm New Media Strategies (NMS) set the Web on fire when he/she blasted Detroit traffic on Chrysler's official Twitter feed. "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f***ing drive," the Tweet, which appeared on the NMS-run @ChryslerAutos page, read.
The post has since been removed, but NMS announced its firing of the worker only later that day - a swift reprimand for besmirching the company's prime client. Ruthless? Yes, but it's not the first time a Web mistake has damaged a career. In honour of Chrysler's temporary F-bomb, here are a few more notable cases of job-ending online screw-ups.
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- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.