Kevin Curley, chief exec of NAVCA has just signed off from Twitter pledging a week’s abstinence by way of penance. It seems his mildy critical musings on social enterprise on Twitter have earned him what passes for front-page notoriety in the third sector — a write-up in Third Sector Online.
In his late night tweets Curley mused: “…wondering about social enterprise. Is it charity plus business for social benefit? Or a respectable veneer for profiteers? does calling your organisation a social enterprise give you a licence to do anything which makes money regardless of mission and values?”
Now frankly none of this exactly constitutes a hanging offence but Allison Ogden-Newton, chief exec of Social Enterprise London, has given him both barrels by way of reply.
Is there a word in Twitterish to describe situations of this kind — ill-advised tweets, peer rebuke, self-imposed break from tweeting? Come on Twitterers, if you know it, share it.