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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

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  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Aug. 26, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    These days, your employer can fire you for expressing your opinion. Even worse, hiring can be affected by your posts. The hirer does not have to say what they found 'offensive', or even tell you they used it in the decision. So indirectly, we have a chilling effect on the First Amendment by this situation.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 7:50 p.m.

    A rather silly poll considering facebook is the NSA of social media. Of course people are being careful what they say there. We have been warned about people who have expressed opinions, and paid the price.

    Are they trying to tell us that comments on articles are irrelevant to promote their agenda, which many may object to on internet comment sections? It's a fair question.

  • stuartjacklin 14845, NY
    Sept. 20, 2014 3:19 a.m.

    Most of the people uses Social media networking websites for Entertaining and for fun .They do not want to comment or discuss on Serious discussions like Political and other issues.Posting on these discussions affects their job also.On the other hand ,several busines marketers uses Social media platforms for promoting their products and for increasing trafficonly .