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#Fail: Crying Wolf on Twitter Costs Man His Job, Reputation

By October 31, 2012

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While Twitter can be fun and games, the seriousness of a natural disaster requires us to be mindful of what we tweet. (Remember the Gilbert Gottfried AFLAC debacle?) One New York man is learning this the hard way this week following the poor decisions he made as Hurricane Sandy barreled up the East Coast.

While it is one thing to joke about victims as Gottfried learned, Shashank Tripathi's rumors contributed to chaos and confusion for those reporting the storm and could have contributed to the injury or death of his fellow New Yorkers.

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