• Thu, Aug 11 2011

Conde Nast Elevator Twitter, We Hardly Knew Ye

Well, this is a bummer. The daring person behind the Conde Nast elevator twitter has shuttered the project just a mere few days after starting it, posting a goodbye note that contradicts my theory that whoever started it cares not one whit whether he or she gets fired:

Well ain’t that something? This person had better hope Anna Wintour is too busy right now to bother using her vampyre mind reading skills to figure out who he or she is, because if not, that person will soon be but a quivering pile of ash. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, the Internet knows everything, etc. I guess it just goes to show that you can be smart/connected/whatever enough to get a job at a major media company, but still lack the common sense to know that something like this will almost definitely get you fired. (Full disclosure: I did something like this once, when I was younger and crazier. Getting fired from a job I hated wasn’t nearly as much fun as I thought it would be. I can only imagine what it’s like to get yourself fired from a job you actually enjoy.)

However, like mushrooms after a heavy rain, Hearst and Goldman Sachs twitters have sprung up in its place. Are they being run by equally foolhardy young workers, or world weary misanthropes? Or maybe this is some sort of twisted anti-PR PR strategy orchestrated by the companies themselves? The tweets are coming from inside the house.

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