The First Career Imploding Tweet — And The Path to Redemption

How Justine Sacco destroyed her career in one tweet.

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It was a spectacular lack of self-awareness.

It was December 20th, 2013. Justine Sacco was sitting at JFK airport waiting to board her plane. She was headed home to South Africa to see her family.

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Quality over quantity. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.

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