Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new university regulator after more than a week of criticism over controversial comments he made on social media.
If a middle-aged public figure like Mr Young can be unseated by his online presence, how worried should the rest of us be?
Most employers will look at a person's online presence before even selection for interview - let alone the final appointment decision...
See Can your social media profile kill your job prospects? (Rebecca Mason, BBC News).