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Someone is Always Watching

on 04/03/2012

Social media has beome one of the biggest ways of communicating for millions of individuala throughout the world.  It is not only a way to communicate with friends and family, or for companies to reach their many target audiences worldwide, but is now used in the classroom.  The question is, is the social media being used appropriately.  Take for example the story of Ashley Payne, the teacher from Georgia that had to resign because a photo was found by a parent of her holding 2 glasses of alcohol.  Although she had a private page, the parent somehow still found her picture.  On this website called Santa Rosa Mom, there is an article that talks about the case and brought up an interesting website called Spokeo.com.  This is a website where even if you do not have an account with them, you are able to find out a persons area of living, age, religion, and even pictures from social media sites!  Now I am sure if you actually paid to join, you could get more detailed information and this is scary. 

This is why if you work for any company or school, etc, you need to carefully choose what and what not to put on your Facebook or any type of personal social media you might have.  It could not only end up hurting you in the end, but hurting whoever you work for.  If you haven’t yet, now might be a good time to look over your personal accounts.

Link:  http://www.spokeo.com/

 

~Mariska

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