reporter assignment editor Vanessa Morales is proof positive that #journalismisdead. After a fatal crash on the MacArthur Causeway yesterday morning, she tweeted:
For reporters, being able to dispense news via Twitter is probably the best way to be the first to get your stories out to the public and make a name for yourself in journalism.
If used properly, Twitter is an extremely useful tool.
Unfortunately, the improper use of Twitter can result in a disaster.
As Vanessa Morales is probably figuring out right about now after becoming the laughing stock of national media due to her own ditziness, sending out dumbass tweets has made her the poster child for “Stop Twitter Abuse Now.”
Two lessons for Vanessa Morales:
- You can delete them, but you can’t un-tweet them.
- Screen shots are forever.
“Spreading the Wealth”