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Ok. Letâ€™s take a moment and think about social media profiles â€” your Facebook, your Twitter, even the videos you upload on YouTube. All of these profiles are a reflection of you, good or bad. Go login into your Facebook page, and take a long, hard look at your profile, what does it say about you? Is it accurate? Then go look at your Twitter profile, what conclusions would a stranger, potential boss, potential mate, potential professor, your parents or even your grandparents make from your tweets?
If you are on Facebook talking about your drug use, drinking, partying or dating/marital relationship drama, you should understand that does not reflect professionalism or portray you as a person who knows the value of discretion.
As Americans we have a right to freedom of speech; however that does not mean you are excluded from the repercussions that may come from your free speech. If you hate your job or your boss, vent to a trusted friend or your spouse, do not post it on your public Twitter or Facebook page.
Falcons, the moral of this social media story is simple: somebody is always watching you. Your current state is just that â€” current. You may currently be a college student or office manager, but five years from now you may be a CEO or seeking a job in your career field and old social media posts may and can very well come back to haunt you.
Someday you will be a parent (if you are not already), and you may not want your children to know you liked to fist fight outside of your dorm room. You are somebodyâ€™s daughter or son, and you may not want them to know that you can curse like a sailor. Use discretion and common sense when using social media websites.
Whatever, you say is in the Internet atmosphere forever and cannot be taken back!
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