Social Media: More Horror Stories

Screen shot 2013-11-11 at 7.23.48 AMSocial media is a great way to keep in touch with people you know. It can also serve as a way for people who don’t even know you to learn more about you without you even knowing it.

No, this is nothing new, but it’s worthy of a frequent reminder. This one comes courtesy of the New York Times’ Natasha Singer, whose article, “They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets,” discusses how teenagers who maintain a controversial online presence may hurt their chances at getting into college.

No, 2:25am isn’t a tool used by 16 and 17 year olds seeking admission into a university, but still, this article warrants reading. Because if teenagers aren’t safe to be a bunch of dum-dums, then no one is, especially you, a twenty something most-likely without much professional experience to fall back on. So maybe take a look at your Facebook page or Twitter account and adjust your privacy settings accordingly.

Of course, the question that naturally follows is, should your social media presence matter to recruiters? To answer this question would take more time and space than the second half of a blog post, so I’ll be discussing it more throughout the week. Stay tuned.

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