People just don't seem to get it. What you put online is NOT private.
The latest example of stupid behavior comes from people who should know better -- execs at a major ad agency.
Campbell Ewald had to fire its CEO after a staffer posted a racist email. The email was sent in October, but it didn't come to light until someone sent it to Adweek, which published it in January. Within days, the agency lost three clients, led by insurer USAA and then by Henry Ford Healthcare System and financial services firm Edward Jones.
A few years ago, one of the biggest public relations agencies, Hill & Knowlton, had to fire a senior VP after he stupidly tweeted how he hated going to Memphis, which he called a boondocks town. He was on his way to a meeting with FedEx, whose headquarters and operations hub is -- guess where - in Memphis.
You would think people at ad and PR agencies would know that what goes online might be seen by others. Duh.