• Mar 17, 2011
Former NMS employee Scott Bartosiewicz talks Twitter – Click above to watch video after the jump

Scott Bartosiewicz was running late for work when he sent out that tweet. It's the one Scott says he believed was on his personal account and contained the F-word. Problem is, that tweet went out on the Chrysler Twitter account being run by New Media Strategies.

Bartosiewicz was fired from NMS, but Chrysler was clearly a bit more upset over the matter and decided to end its relationship with the marketing firm. Scott says he understood the move his bosses had to make in the wake of his tweet, but seeing Chrysler drop the company he enjoyed working for was tough.

Now, however, it seems Bartosiewicz is the one with a bone to pick, and it lies with a company called TweetDeck. Using TweetDeck, Scott was able to handle multiple Twitter accounts right from his iPhone. Bartosiewicz maintains that the service can occasionally send out tweets to the wrong account, so he says he deleted the Chrysler account from his phone. He's since hired a lawyer and TweetDeck is looking into the matter. Click past the jump to watch Scott talk about his twisted Twitter tale.

[Source: WXYZ ABC7 News]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Please note :45 seconds in - the tweet was sent from the web, not TweetDeck. What a jackass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      hold on a second... he was gonna tweet that on his personal account? why the hell would he talk trash about who he works for on his own account? he would have been fired either way. what a dumbass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like the old "My dog ate it".

      Most companies that have big accounts and deal with huge corporations make sure to seperate business from personal devices.

      Either the company he works for screwed up and let employees do this, or the guy screwed up and used his personal equipment to do it.

      I'd guess the latter.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i still cant believe something like twitter got so big...
        • 3 Years Ago
        "Don't worry, it will implode eventually like so many of these useless "social" enterprises."

        Says the guy on the car blog run by AOL.
        • 3 Years Ago
        AOL did implode. Then it reinvented itself by buying every blog around. What are you talking about?
      • 3 Years Ago
      he shouldnt be twitting whilst driving to begin with
      • 3 Years Ago
      am is supposed to feel bad for a guy who rightfully so lost his job? I think "tweeting" for a living is pathetic in the first place, hell Twitter in general is pathetic. Im sure he could find spam job relatively quick

      ^rant
      • 3 Years Ago
      Says Scott in his interview with NMS, "Yes, of course, my attention to detail is second to none."
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, he deleted the Chrysler account from his phone now that he's been fired and no longer represents them? That's mighty big of him.

      As to blaming it one someone else. That's perfectly natural. It's also quite possibly a lie. He was tweeting from his car in traffic, not only is that distracted driving but it also greatly raises the chances of him making a mistake. I don't find it at all unbelievable that a person trying to squeeze out a tweet in stop-and-go traffic (being charitable, maybe he was even moving at the time) would make a keying error.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I manage a personal and business twitter account. I have sent a meant-to-be-personal tweet from my business account using Tweetdeck. It's very easy to do. It was clean, so I wasn't worried.
      I don't get why someone who is in Social Media marketing and represents a Detroit company would even send that out as a personal message? Seems just as damaging.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe TTAC should hire him.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Welcome to the 21st century and next generation...this social media stuff is such rubbish. Funny how "social" is the tag line yet most people who worship this stuff lack the social skills to deal with the simplest of situations.

      Oh and by the way, I'm 24 and could care less about being connected 24/7. I like to talk to girls face to face...most of the dudes I went to school with aren't even aware that chicks don't have Adam's apples since they spend so much time in cyberspace.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah, the answer to everything...sue.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think if he had tweeted that on his personal account Chrysler would have seen and he would have been fired anyway.
        • 3 Years Ago
        well, sure and begorrah, it canna be his own durn fault.

        There must be someone else to blame!

        I know, hire the LINCOLN lawyer. He always has to be MOBILE.

        I kill myself sometimes. of course, I have to or someone else will do it ;-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        One extreme move (firing the guy and the company), deserves another, apparently.
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