Monday Morning Quarterbacks Reflect on the Election viaTwitter

 

It’s fun to see what people say after the election of a President of the United States. It’s easy to be a “Monday Morning Quarterback” and sound right. Given the high positions of these high-tech leaders, most of them played it safe when giving their opinions on Twitter. They represent professional organizations backed by investors so their comments were tailored to a more conservative Twitter style.

The slide show, “10 Top Election Tweets From Tech Executives” at  http://bit.ly/WvGrem, highlights some of their low-key comments as most of them played it safe either congratulating Obama or encouraging people to always vote. Eric Schmidt played it safe telling Twitter followers to vote and visit Google.

However, some high-profile Tweeters made mistakes complaining loudly, and with anger at the outcome of the election. Donald Trump unloaded his famous comments on Twitter with some inaccuracies to make things worse. He later removed his Tweets but found many people had seen them and copies were sent around. Of course, he does not report to anyone so he can decide what’s best for his image.

The bottom line is that you can’t change the outcome so it might be best to stay away from your smart devices when you are very angry about politics and other topics. If you are in a leadership position in Corporate American that is good advice.

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