Social networking sites are the most pronounced tools for communicating with each other or with a group of people now a day. The busy life becomes easy with connectivity and social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter which enables the users to be connected. But with the increasing number of users, it is advisable to be conscious upon expressing their personal thoughts. Facebook has 548.1 millions of users where micro blogging sites like Twitter have 90 million active users. So when anyone writes something in these places, it reaches so many people within a fraction of time. Sometimes unconsciously written messages can lead a danger to career or life which is obviously avoidable. Recently Pittsburgh Pirates pierogasdadi mascot Andrew Kurtz is fired from his job due to posting bad comment about the president and high officials of the team. The mascot was employed to run through the innings for the entertainment of the fan and spectators.
Unconscious Facebook posts about President and Manager
This becomes very important for the users not to post something that would not be harmful for others, and then this could lead danger to his career or life. The same thing happened in this case of Kurtz of Pirates Pierogi. He use the Facebook to criticize the new appointment of Neal Huntington as of general manager and John Russell as manager. They both were appointed recently by president of the club Frank Coonelly. But for some reasons Kurtz didn’t like the extension of the contracts with the respective people and thus he sound Facebook to express his feelings. In a post in Facebook he said, “Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates.” But the authority of the club didn’t take it lightly and fired him instantly because of making bad comments publicly about the management.
More thoughtful interaction is suggested
Modern social science actually doesn’t justify the Kurtz’s position where he was trying to humiliate on a specific person. Experts on the side advised all users to patient and conscious while expressing their thoughts. “I think in general, anything that you wouldn’t say to your boss, you might want to think twice about posting on Facebook if there’s a chance that your boss could read it,” said Professor Lorrie Cranor, of Carnegie Mellon University.
Influence of Social networking sites in job market
The most astonishing news is that the job providers are very much dependant on the social networking sites while they offer any job to the job seekers. A research led by two young professors of Duke University states that 45% of the current job providers check facebook profiles before and after the interview to understand the psychological stand of the job seeker.
Phil Laboon of Eyeflow Internet Marketing on the South Side said in the same tone of the research, “We can literally look back for years at everything they’ve had on their Facebook, MySpace, or anything in the public domain, even their criminal record.”
This incident sends a signal to all the current users to be conscious while posting something in a forum of 550 million because the impact of the post can have long run effect on any system.