If you look me up you won’t find me on any social media or anything like that. If I did use social media I would want to appear funny, nice, fun to be around. Before I would post anything I would think about whether or not it is inappropriate or if it would offend anyone and will it hurt my reputation. The pros of sharing stuff online is it can be viewed immediately and a con is that once it’s online it’s there forever. Lack of Control, Permanence, and Immediacy can affect your reputation. Lacking in control can lead to you posting things online that are inappropriate or offensive to others. Permanence means anything you post online will most likely stay there forever and spread around. Immediacy means as soon as you press enter your post is on the internet immediately. I think employers are entitled to look you up on social media so they know what type of person they could potentially be hiring because the person you are in the interview and the person you are on social media could be two different people. Free speech is the ability to speak what’s on your mind. Free speech does not protect libel, fighting words, slander, and obscenity. It protects everything besides the previously mentioned items. An internet troll is someone who gets entertainment by starting arguments and making hurtful comments on forums. They are considered sadists. The goals of internet trolls are to annoy people online because they get a sadistic kick out of it. One way to stop trolling is to just ignore them and they will most likely go away. The pros of posting anonymously online is that people don’t know who you are.
3 Tips for Posting Online:
Be mindful about what you post online.
Don’t be an internet troll or a cyberbully.