A. Public embarrassment, for one. Comments on many social networking sites, much like blogs, exist forever, meaning that a person can access them at any time, read them and pass judgment accordingly.
Photographs can become a nuisance, too. Especially on a site like Facebook, where someone’s approved contacts can “tag” a user in a photo, there’s a chance that colleagues might come across images of you behaving wildly years ago at a college party, or performing drunken karaoke last weekend, or worse.
“Any time the camera comes out these days, there’s a chance the resulting photos will be on the Internet within hours,” says Nathan T. Wright, founder of Lava Row, a social media strategy firm in Des Moines. “If you’re going to have work people on these sites, you need to understand this threat.”
Dismissal is even possible if you post something unflattering about your employer in a status update or other feature that can be viewed by everyone on your network.
I’m in envy of addicts
You’re obsessed with stars
Dont, dont you sound
So excited youre showing me your vanity
Whisper it once, just a little bit
C’mon whisper it twice,
I cant stand to see the spotlight shine one more night
Its killing me to see you
Just tie the rope
Oh and kick the chair
Just leave me hanging there,
Gasping for air
Yeah dont mind me three feet from the ceiling
A widely distributed warning to USC students and faculty about a potentially dangerous airborne pathogen on campus is a hoax. It is the work of Skull and Dagger, a university honor society, that annually creates a prank on campus.
This was an ill conceived and unfortunate prank that upset many in the community and we will be working with Skull and Dagger to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Michael L. Jackson Vice President for Student Affairs
“Last but not least, the glass bottle is a great example of democratic design. Like the Apple iPod, a Rawlings baseball and 3M’s Post-it Notes, Heinz Ketchup is a rare example of a best-selling brand that is also generally considered to be best in class. It would seem silly to splash out on a more expensive alternative, especially as the glass bottle affirms its stellar status.”—NY Times “An Icon, Despite Itself”