When One Tweet Ruins Lives

You’re not thinking straight.  You’re not.  When you post on social media and think you’re being funny or witty, you’re not realizing that people are watching.  And waiting.  Go on.  Type in the f-bomb or the n-word.  Make one more anti-Hillary post, but with emphasis on certain body part.

You know what’s going to happen?  You should pray nothing.  You should pray that you don’t have to deal with what Justine Sacco went through at the end of 2013 – and what she’s still going through today.

Sure, you’re smarter than everyone else.  Keep thinking that and somehow, that counter-culture, vindictive, soul-opening post of yours will be misread and all over the web.  For those of you wishing things you do would go “viral,” you just might get your wish.

Click on the headline and read this article from the NY Times Magazine.  Immediately.  Then think twice.  Please.


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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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