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desormej04
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Ockham
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If your school or employer watched your social media accounts, would you be ok with it?

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Started: 4/27/2017 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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desormej04

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Why would you be ok with your school and/or employer was watching your social media, basically, they are watching everything you are doing. You have no more privacy.
Ockham

Pro

Merriam-Webster defines social media as "forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos)." [1] Two examples of social media sites are Facebook and Reddit.

Everyone should be perfectly okay with their school or employer reading their social media, because it is likely that they will. Many employers read potential recruits' Facebook pages before hiring them. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, "60 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates." [2] So, no one should post things on social media that they would not want an employer to read.

Anyone can read anything you post on social media - if you're not okay with that, don't post.

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[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2] http://www.careerbuilder.com...
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Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Do we really live in an age of people who think that publicly accessible material is private? If you don't want people to know about it, don't put it online.
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