FireMe! monitors Twitter and collects tweets from people who supposedly hate their jobs, or want to kill their bosses or coworkers. These tweets are displayed on the FireMe! site. In addition, FireMe! analyses the sentiment of the tweets, in order to calculate a user's 'firemeter' score. The FireMe! leaderboard features those users with the highest scores and who are most likely to get fired.

In a short period of three weeks, FireMe! sent out 4304 tongue-in-cheek warnings. 249 people deleted their questionable tweet within two hours. Further analysis of the tweets showed that job-haters usually have a small number of followers and use more profane language.

Check out FireMe! yourself: http://fireme.l3s.uni-hannover.de/fireme.php.

In the Press

End March 2013, FireMe! received a lot of attention from the press. Below a small selection of articles and video coverage.

FireMe! App Tracks Boss-Hate On Twitter
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/fireme-twitter-app_n_2955641.html

English press

FireMe! Twitter alert says you've overstepped the mark
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2013/03/fireme-twitter-alert.html

Will That Tweet Get You Fired? This App Warns You
http://mashable.com/2013/03/26/fire-me-app-twitter/

FireMe! Twitter Service Makes Getting Fired Way Easier
http://www.geekosystem.com/fire-me-twitter/

Calm Down, No One’s Getting Fired Because Of FireMe!, New Site That Exposes People Tweeting Horrible Things About Their Jobs
http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/28/fireme/

German press

Diese Website outet meckernde Job- und Chef-Hasser
http://www.krone.at/Digital/Diese_Website_outet_meckernde_Job-_und_Chef-Hasser-Fire_Me!-Story-356075

Twitter-App warnt User vor drohender Kündigung - "FireMe!" stöbert beleidigende Tweets gegen eigenen Chef auf
https://www.pressetext.com/#news/20130327018

Video coverage

Wall Street Journal Live: Will This Tweet Get You Fired? Ask FireMe!
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/03/27/will-this-tweet-get-you-fired-ask-fireme/

NDR: "Fire me": Wie User um Kündigung "betteln"
http://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/netzwelt/fireme101.html

Fox 5: FireMe! app posts your tweets about job, bosses
http://www.ksla.com/story/21813553/fireme-app-posts-tweets-about-your-job-boss

CNN: Twitter tool saves you from yourself
http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2013/03/28/exp-twitter-tool-amanpour.cnn

Publication

Ricardo Kawase, Bernardo Pereira Nunes, Eelco Herder, Wolfgang Nejdl, Marco Antonio Casanova. Who Wants To Get Fired. Proc. Web Science 2013.

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Privacy Engineering, User Modeling, Personalization, Recommendation, Web Usage Mining, Data Analysis and Visualization, Usability, Evaluation

Dr. Eelco Herder
Institute for Computing and Information Sciences
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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