LAT Memo: Watch Your Tweets

Who knew 140 characters could cause so many problems.

From: Fung, Lisa

Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 5:41 PM

To: yyEntertainAll

Subject: Twitter

Hi all

Just a reminder that when using your Twitter accounts, you need to be mindful that what you’re Tweeting is totally public and accessible to, well, the world. We’ve added Twitter feeds to several of the blogs, so your Tweets are that much more visible to our readers and anyone on our site.

We’ve had some complaints from readers about the nature of some Tweets, including language and commentary. One person recently sent her complaint to Russ + Eddy.

So moving forward, please remember that with Twitter, Facebook or any other social media we need to be careful about what we, as journalists, say and to remain within the guidelines set in our Code of Ethics.

Please let me know if you have any questions.