Sports Journalism Institute

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Twitter and Glitter

I’ve always taken great pride on how I’ve represented myself on social media. I got on the social networking wave later than most, but I always believed it was a great way to stay connected with family, friends and associates online. I started with Twitter in high school. I tweeted typical teenage things. It could be about sports. It might be about music, or random things about my life in general, but I’ve always filtered myself. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve tried to build a brand around my social media profiles. I’m proud of the progress I’ve made. Today’s lectures on social media usage was very helpful and made me reflect on my accounts. My biggest takeaway is it only takes one mistake. One wrong post and everything I’ve worked hard for to achieve can all be taken away with one click. It has gotten so many people in trouble, but it’s important for me to remember: I’m not that clever and I’m not that funny. Next time I post, it should be glitter and not the thing that rhymes with sitter.

–Chancellor Johnson