Universities Tracking Social Media
Are they overstepping their bounds?
Are Colleges and universities overstepping their authority when it comes to tracking students on social media?
Prior Knowledge of tracking on social media
- On ESPN they talk about things that coaches and players say on social media
- At Alabama they track social media when you rush for sororities
- sometimes what players say on social media will ruin their college career
- Les Miles got to keep his job because of the support his fans gave on social media
- Social media can make people look at you differently depending on how you use it
- At Louisiana State University they have a building where people track certain students on social media
One Touch can change your future
Dangers to the students being tracked on social media
- Get kicked out of clubs or sororities/fraternities
- Not get a job or internship you wanted
- Get a bad reputation
- Rumors could spread
- Not get recruited for a sports team
Benefits of tracking social media
- Know what people are saying about coaches and players at your college
- Know if the pledges for your sorority are worthy of the sisterhood
- Find out if the person you are trying to recruit is really focused on that sport
- Avoid recruiting a bad choice by seeing what that person posts on social media
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