How NOT to use Twitter at work

Tuesday - 5/31/2011, 8:14am EDT

The blunder earlier this month from a Secret Service Twitter feed has raised cautionary flags for other feds.

In case you missed the news, one week after the agency activated its Twitter account, someone posted a tweet critical of the Fox news organization.

The Secret Service then apologized for the tweet and said someone with access to the account had posted an "unapproved and inappropriate tweet," CNN reported.

Here are some Twitter-at-work tips from Government Computer News: Set your settings to private to ensure The article notes that even with privacy walls up, don't put up anything that you think will be too controversial.

And although it's still early for the 2012 elections, it's good to review the Hatch Act and when posting to social media can get you in trouble.