Internet Damage Control Gone Wrong
Posted above is a recent article from Cracked.com regarding company and other individuals attempts at doing damage control regarding social media and other various internet outlets. Unfortunately/fortunately, the company and individuals involved fail miserably.
This article, through its humorous approach shows just how much power one individual can wield over a company through using social media as an outlet. I'm sure everyone has heard of someone being fired due to posts regarding their facebook/twitter accounts. Though people will argue that the lines between "Freedom of Speech" and censorship from their corporate life is becoming blurred, that is just a trend that will continue as technology continuously evolves as it has within the past 5-10 years. If you are going to use a social media outlet then you have to be ready for the repercussions of what may happen in the future when others look upon your online personality.
Just think for a second when was the last time you went a day without looking at your cell phone to see if you have a missed call, text, facebook message, etc. If your like me, then its only happened once in a blue moon and the main reason it probably happened was because you forgot your phone at your house and had no option but be thrust back into medieval times and use....phones....with...chords or possibly even smoke signals, though I hope for your benefit the latter option is not true.
Anyways, this is the first of what I'm sure will a semester full of rambling thoughts, some incoherent, others maybe bits of wisdom.