Golf Digest WomanJune 9, 2011

Woman tweets about Friday golf and gets fired

It seems congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) isn't the only one in trouble for inappropriate tweeting this week. The AP reports that social-media specialist Vanessa Williams of Bethlehem, Pa., was fired from her position at economic development agency Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. after posting the following message to the company's official Twitter account last Friday:

"We start summer hours today. That means most of the staff leave at noon, many to hit the links. Do you observe summer hours? What do you do?"

I don't know about you, but I think there must be more to this story. If Williams truly was let go for shining a light on her colleagues' golf habits during their time off, it ranks up there among the most ridiculous things I've heard.

What do you think, is this a lesson in the dangers of social media or a case of severe overreaction?

*--Stina Sternberg