Duncan Bannatyne is the latest 'celeb' to fall victim to Twitter's anti-social network. Here's three career paths to avoid if you're not up for daily death threats.
The golden rule of the Internet (apart from not looking at porn on the work computer) is don’t feed the troll. Especially when the troll in question is threatening to do unspeakable things to your daughter. Advice Duncan Bannatyne might have been wise to follow this week after receiving a mystery tweet threatening one of his progeny. The Russian-based tweeter offered to leave Hollie Bannatyne unharmed in return for a measly £35k. The online mischief-maker clearly hadn’t done his Dragon’s Den research, Bannatyne is loaded to the tune of £320 million after all. The lack of fact-finding aside, the Twitter would-be extortionist managed to enrage Duncan who promptly offered up a £25k reward for information on the cheeky blackmailing scamp and doubling it if the rogue tweeters arms were broken. Presumably in an effort to stop him taking one of Hilary Devey’s wigs hostage and asking for a tenner for it’s safe return. Duncan’s followers are now on the case eager to cash in the £25k without having to put up with the miserable Scottish git hanging about and ‘mentoring’ their business. This isn’t the first time inhabitants of the Twittersphere have whipped up succinct sentences of menace on the site. Aside from Bannatyne’s troll-baiting the threats appear to fall into a few select camps. Here’s three career sectors to avoid if you don’t want to be threatened in 140 characters or less.