This morning Roseanne tweeted
“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!” “I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”.
“Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me,” she wrote. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”
What ever happened to calling a friend? Perhaps it’s a need for attention or public validation, but someone you know is or has posted something very personal on social media, placing her careers and reputation at risk.
I know of one person who has lost three jobs for venting about those jobs on social media. A woman who lost her job after up loading pictures of her simulating a sex act on social media. ___________________________________________________________
What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality And Your Self-Esteem
Individuals posting detailed information about their troubled marriage, relationships with friends, family members, and colleagues for the world to comment .
One person, after being fired deleted his Facebook account and opened another with a different name, inviting his friends to join him on the new account. After getting the new job old habits re-emerged. Complaints about clients and co-workers, in less than two weeks he was fired from the new job.
Postings of how many joints they had during the day, the uploading of videos of themselves being intoxicated.
9 Things You Should Never Share on Social Media
Why do some of us Overshare?
Professor Russell W Belk of York University in Toronto says: The feedback of friends, family members, acquaintances, and strangers therefore provides continual criticism and validation.
“When we’re looking at the screen we’re not face-to-face with someone who can immediately respond to us, so it’s easier to let it all out—it’s almost like we’re invisible,” said Belk, of the so-called “disinhibition effect” that online sharing helps create. “The irony is that rather than just one person, there’s potentially thousands or hundreds of thousands of people receiving what we put out there.”
Still, something seems amiss when people feel it’s more important to express a desire on Facebook for the president to be assassinated than it is to, say, exercise tact or avoid losing your job. (Yes, she was fired.)
Another crucial ingredient encouraging online exhibitionism is, as stated by Belk, the “tension between privacy and potential celebrity.” For some people, the longing to be popular far outweighs the longing to be respected, and their social media accounts can verify this.
It’s A Free Country,What’s the big deal?
Unlike a private conversation between friends. A posting on social media is memorialized. What you’ve said to a certain extent is now a part of history. Ideally the user should use the same level of caution then he or she would in an open conversation.
One can have an political opinion, an impression, when the opinion, impression crosses the line of civility the authors reputation and potential carreer could be damaged. Students randomly tweeting and making racists or insentive videos have been tossed out of colleges all of the county, well after they attempted to delete the statement or video. Now apart of record, many of these students had difficultly finding a new college and that video may forever inpact their careers.
More and more employers are accessing your private social media to get a sense of who your are* From her previous Tweets on social media ABC knew Roseanne was a risk. In the past she has been critical of the Obama Administration and has posted some controversial theories and opinions online. Before Roseanne2, she admitted that she had made people angry and said she would stay offline. She slipped, leaving ABC with little choice, to the cancel the show.
*Accessing one’s social media account isn’t difficult as few people vet new friends.
The Internet is public. Remember that. So even when you think you are posting something privately, once it is out into the Internet ether, it is out of your control and potentially can be used against you in the future. This is especially important in a job search. Even though a future employer (assuming they are not the government) may not be able to access your private posts, it is common to begin including coworkers as future friends. They will have access to your stuff. Keep it clean.
With that in mind, here is a list of things you should never post on social media:
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Mean spirited gossip, insults, pictures of careless drug and excess consumption of alcohol are red flags for employers.
Roseanne,Donald and You
For some of us, social media is an important part of our daily lives. Throughout the day we are checking for texts, pictures, comments and likes. For some nearly, all their social interaction is via an electronic device. With one push of a button, you can interact with hundreds, millions, and receive acknowledgement from hundreds and millions more. For some its intoxicating, and for others its an addiction. These people on social media, every day several times a day. Some purposely post controversial topics to stimulate traffic on his page. Is this you? Can you refrain from texting or Social Media for 24 hours?
Update: Looks like Roseanne’s Twitter silence lasted a couple of hours. As she feels her co-stars threw her under the Bus. Her tone seems a little less apologestic than this morning.