A 140-character (or less) tweet takes all of three seconds to read. So you can get a much needed chuckle (or dinner recipe) and still grab Junior before he reaches the cat’s tail.

By Rory Evans
Updated August 16, 2010
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In what is now known as the “Cisco Fatty” incident, a graduate student scored a paid internship at Cisco, then promptly tweeted, “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”A Cisco employee saw it and responded with, “Who is the hiring manager? I'm sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.” A better career move: Even if you're not being rude in your tweet, still be careful. “The interview process shouldn’t be for public consumption until it’s a done deal," Danielson says. "Your competition might say ‘Oh wait, there’s a marketing position available, maybe I’ll apply for it too!’”If you want to share your excitement during the job search, try a more gracious post like, “Looking forward to my interview. The company looks like a great place to work.” Never conjecture publicly about how the interview went—you're making assumptions that could rub the hiring manager the wrong way.
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Maureen Evans of Belfast, Northern Ireland, condenses recipes into 140 characters. (There’s a glossary of her abbreviations at cookbookglossary.pbworks.com.)

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Follow the 60s Mad Men housewife as she wraps “cigarette cartons for teachers’ gifts.” You may even learn something. (“Dressing-room trick: Carry shower cap to put over face so makeup doesn’t rub off on clothes.”)

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Recent relatable tweet from mother and blogger Alice Bradley: “iPhone found submerged in seltzer.”

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The Office writer and actor (she plays Kelly Kapoor) writes hilarious observations about fashion, food, and her parents.