Conservative writer Kevin Williamson is witty, colorful, and controversial. You would think traits like that are tailor made both for the Twittersphere and magazines of opinion. But Williamson's recent experience demonstrates that in today's overheated social media environment, the two don't always mix.
Just three days after being hired away from National Review, Williamson was fired by his new employer, The Atlantic. The problem? A six-word, four year old tweet on abortion and capital punishment. The lesson? Choose your words on Twitter carefully - or you could be next. Courtesy The Wall Street Journal.