In everyone’s perspective, there are many controversies about whether or not there is really free speech in social media. There are many articles written on people talking about their bosses or co-workers, and in no way is that right. You might not appreciate that person or, you just straight out dislike them; but you don’t need to be immature about it, and post it on the world wide web for everyone to see. Doing so just looks poor reflection on yourself, and no one else. While there is freedom of speech in social media, self-censorship may be necessary in some situations.
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People have the tendency to believe everything and anything that is posted online should be private. They don’t realize that what they post or send over a platform like Facebook isn’t exactly complete privacy. As Alfred Edomnd Jr. said in his essay Why Asking for a Job Applicant’s Facebook Password is Fair Game, “… don’t think business vs. personal. Think public vs. private. And if something is truly private, do not share it on social media out of a misplaced faith in the expectation of privacy (134).” Just as employees have the right to say no to this request, employers have the right to ask.
When it comes to social networking and social media websites people are very careless and put any and all information up for everyone to see. That is great for the people that don’t care about everyone seeing their information, but what happens to all of the people that want to have their personal profiles private? There should always be an option for users to keep their profiles private, but you have to remember that it is the Internet, so how private can they be? Websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram seem to go out of their way to get you to enter your information. When creating profiles these websites want all of your personal information, the only thing you don’t enter into your registration is your credit card number.
People deserve privacy, if you walk into a college interview and they ask you to hand over your Facebook password does that seem fair? Some people could argue that it is, whereas other people could say that it is completely uncalled for. There really are only a couple of reasons that someone could believe that this is a good idea, and that would be to find out more about the person, but not to determine whether they get into college or not. (Driscoll) Other people having access to your personal accounts is never a good feeling, especially when your career is dependent upon it. (Schwabel) Many employers have said that they enjoy seeing future employees interested in professional organizations, while some are immediately turned off by what they see.
His thoughts were that nothing about the mixing and mingling while in college is diverse and that people can connect and interact with other people through social media sites just as well as face-to-face interactions if not better. Stephens also gave his opinion on how earning a degree does not make people successful but rather it is the person who has obtained the degree. Overall Stephens does not think students should go to college because it is