Slowly we are all beginning to realize how important social media is. What was once an online source for fun and relationship-keeping between friends, has now grown to be a useful tool for companies, and government services. That being said, watch what you post on social media.
You already know not to post wild, party-crazy photos of yourself on your social media if you are trying to land a new job. However, you also want to make sure not to post any photos of yourself that show you doing something illegal, like doing drugs, threatening someone with violence, trespassing, or defacing national park rocks and trees.
Just recently a 23 year old Southern California woman was given 2 years’ probation and 200 hours of community service for defacing rocks in multiple national parks. If you remember earlier this year, singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens was fined for the same thing. Both were caught because they posted photos of their “artwork” on their social media accounts.
These consequences are considerably lenient, given the nature of the crime, but trust us. Depending on what you did, your social media can get you arrested.