The school bus driver’s beer-drinking selfie on Facebook was a bad idea

Or, as a glass-half-full kinda guy, maybe it was a good idea for an Ohio school bus driver to take a selfie on the bus holding an unopened beer bottle to her lips  and post it to Facebook. She lost her job, but, I get a blog post with great SEO potential (beer, Facebook, selfie, Kim Kardashian, hot xxx action) and a new slide for my Social Media in the Workplace ppt.

David Moye at Huffington Post has more on the bus driver oopsie here.

And, while we’re on the subject of smh social media, allow me to digress to the State of South Carolina. No, I’m not going to rehash the ridiculous decision to ban employees who work for the State from accessing social media for personal use at work. But, how about this report from Brendan O’Connor at Gawker discussing the punishment dished out to South Carolina prison inmates for accessing social media. One dude got 37.5 years in solitary confinement and lost 74 years worth of telephone, visitation, and canteen privileges. How does an inmate even have an account?

Makes losing a job over a beer-drinking selfie seem, well, pretty lovely.