Layoffs and networking: To tweet or not to tweet?


By Caryn Brooks, AP

It happens to you. You're called into your boss's office and told that your job no longer exists. You go home in a daze and sign onto Facebook. There it is - a prompt asking: "What's on your mind?"

Do you tell your Facebook network that you've lost your job? Or do you resist the urge to broadcast this personal information across electronic channels?

Many are facing this dilemma in an era of both high unemployment rates and increased social networking. While there's no definitive etiquette, people do seem to have strong feelings about the practice of using a status update to alert the world that they've gotten the ax.