Fail 2.0: How to lose friends and alienate people through social networking

5/8

Political twit endangers lives in Baghdad

Political twit endangers lives in Baghdad

You're a US politician on a secret diplomatic visit to Iraq. What's your first move on landing? Probably not to Tweet it to the world. But then you're not US representative Peter Hoekstra, are you?

He tweeted his arrival in Baghdad via his Blackberry with the post: "Just landed in Baghdad. I believe it may be first time I've had bb service in Iraq. 11th trip here." He's lucky that blunder didn't ensure it was his last...

More:
Twittering US politician endangers lives in Baghdad

 

Competition: Tell us your story of Web 2.0 woes for a chance to win the latest MacBook White 2 or an iPod Nano

If you've got a (clean!) story of social networking gone wrong, share it with us to win some fantastic kit in our competition, sponsored by Blue Coat Systems. The closing date is Monday 18 May.

Find out more and enter our web 2.0 woes and social networking blunders competition now!

Standard terms and conditions apply.

View All Photo Stories

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close