[QOTW] Has Your Social Media Posting Ever Caused You To Lose Out On An Opportunity? [Written by Shae McCoy]


current events, education, opinion, question of the day, Uncategorized / Friday, June 9th, 2017

Being on social media has its pros and it has many cons. A lot of us use social media to be ourselves and to show others that we aren’t just robotic products of the universe while other people use social media for business and professional connections. Either way, I’m pretty sure we have all slipped up when it comes to social media etiquette.

In recent news, a few incoming freshman of Harvard University found themselves in deep shit when school administrators stumbled upon their Facebook chat group. They discovered that the students were sharing explicit memes that promoted and made humor of sexual assault, different racial groups, deaths of children, and more. This resulted in their removal from the college.

You can read more about that here.

I think we could all learn a lesson about social media etiquette and social media footprints here.

Some argued that it is freedom of speech, but even with that argument, do you believe that people should be more mindful when they are posting on social media? Have you ever lost out on an opportunity because of something questionable you posted on your social media platform?

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