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Twitter Unearths A Journalistic Secret: They Have Opinions

" All Washington Post journalists relinquish some of the personal privileges of private citizens. Post journalists must recognize that any content associated with them in an online social network is, for practical purposes, the equivalent of what appears beneath their bylines in the newspaper or on our website. " That's an excerpt from The Washington Post's new social media guidelines. PaidContent has the entire thing . You really should read it, because it's a hoot. These guidelines came about because Raju Narisetti, a WaPo editor, had some tweets recently that revealed *gasp* that he had opinions about issues. When word leaked out that he had his own opinions and was sharing them on Twitter, apparently the WaPo top brass scrambled quickly to get this under control. That included Narisetti deleting his Twitter account. Pathetic. TechCrunch50 Conference 2009 : September 14-15, 2009, San Francisco
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