Local paper: One wrong post or tweet can ruin a reputation ... or worse

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The tools of communication have changed. Use of social media has exploded, and the new services have influenced the way we interact with one another.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, LiveCast, blogs, gaming sites, online comment forums and many other interactive electronic platforms -- they are fast and easy ways to fire off electronic messages, to forgo formalities, to avoid proofreading. And it's common to reach a multitude with a few key strokes.

With speed and breadth, however, comes risk. As people rely more and more on social media, privacy diminishes and the opportunity to offend increases.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchBlogging & the Internet--Social NetworkingEducationPsychologyScience & TechnologyYoung Adults* South Carolina* TheologyEthics / Moral Theology

Posted September 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

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