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I recently found a reblog comment from ages ago about my use of “strictly business” (in scare quotes), so throwing this out for wider discussion.
What is acceptable/unacceptable sharing across social media when personal and professional lines cross (which is most of the time)?
No one expects automatons who only speak in approved commentary, but there must be a point when your social media profile is not a business one and you should reconsider adding it to your resume, adding it to curated lists of people who do X, etc.
Say when 90% of what you post has nothing to do with your job/study, then it’s not a professional outlet, it’s a personal one.
I’ve seen too many posts that people will come to regret. I’ve hovered over the ‘send’ button before deciding ‘nobody cares’. And we must all have encountered those pictures where you said to yourself: “wow, this person probably though only their 5 followers who they know IRL would see this, but as it’s public, now I’m watching and judging them” (and I’m talking perfectly normal pics).
At some point you need to make a decision about which person you are presenting and to whom.
NEW: A gif map of how many executions have occurred in each state in a given year or overall since 1977, the year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed its approval of the death penalty.
For more, see our new report which finds that a shrinking majority of Americans (55%) support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.
Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn’t exist. No wonder we are hopeless oversharers
When did Google Plus start doing these mega-card link previews* and how do I get one?
*don’t know what to call that
This World War I veteran wore his uniform to enter Santa Anita Park assembly center. He joined other people of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast during World War II.
Dorothea Lange took this photograph on April 5, 1942.
Just a few weeks before, on February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt had signed Executive Order 9066. The War Department used this order almost exclusively to intern thousands Americans of Japanese descent until the order was rescinded in 1944.
Today is the Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans interned during WWII. Read more about the Executive Order 9066 on the OurPresidents Tumblr.
Image: National Archives, 210-G-3B-424