As a person who is prone to just letting it hang out there, the story of the Corner Brook women who ended up getting herself fired for derogatory and threatening comments she made on Facebook towards her employer, was interesting.
I am a bit of a social media junkie. I blog, Tweet and use Facebook. All for different reasons. Facebook is more personal. It is where I catch-up on, and with, friends, family and acquaintances. For the most part it is my link to the extended real world in place of long phone calls, letters and gossip.
Twitter is a debating club, book club, information exchange and news aggregator. Confined to 140 characters challenges my wit. I really like it. People tend to share positive Tweets that solve a problem, answer a question, entertain or inspire.
Blogging is an outlet, my soap box. It is where I say what is on my mind. I can post a joke, a picture, an interesting article, comment on politics, science, history, communication, books and whatever I think is worth sharing. You can read it if you want. I welcome exchanges and comments.
The common denominator in all three is that I am the author of all posts and Tweets. I do not hide behind some fake moniker spreading malicious insults. I am unabashedly upfront and steadfast in my convictions. Passionate, opinionated but strive to stimulate, to be fair and challenge others mind sets.
I have strived to separate work from public commentaries of any kind. It just makes sense. What kind of big mouthed, small brained individual threatens their bosses in a public forum?
Freedom of expression comes with a bit of responsibility. The knowledge that a word typed is out there for all to see and judge should act as a governor.
Sure, lots of us rant about family, co-workers and others. We often need a release for our frustrations, a vent.
Taking it to social media to do it is ludicrous.
13 pensionable years down the drain.
Hard to feel the slightest bit of pity for the truly stunned.
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