Your staff are members of social networks too

It’s not just Singapore and Malaysia who are coming down hard on bloggers:

Cory Doctorow: A teaching student at Millersville has been denied her teaching certificate because her MySpace profile showed a picture of her wearing a pirate hat and drinking from a paper cup, with the caption “Drunken Pirate.” She’s suing for the degree, her certificate, and $75,000. Stacy Snyder, an aspiring teacher who is now 27 years old, was set to graduate last year from Millersville’s School of Education. But just days before commencement, campus officials discovered Ms. Snyder’s MySpace page — which featured a photograph of the student wearing a pirate hat and sipping from a plastic cup. The picture’s caption read “Drunken Pirate.”

Although Ms. Snyder was of legal drinking age when the photo was taken, Millersville administrators deemed the image “unprofessional,” and they refused to award her an education degree and the teaching certificate that came along with it. (Instead they issued her a degree in English.)

Now Ms. Snyder has filed a federal lawsuit asking Millersville to issue her education degree and teaching certificate. The former student also seeks $75,000 in compensatory damages from the university, according to the Intelligencer Journal of Lancaster, Pa. Millersville officials declined to comment, the newspaper said.

Thanks to boing boing. If anyone asks you, you don’t know who SilkCharm is in real life ok?? šŸ™‚

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbesā„¢ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazineā„¢) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAgeā„¢). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

3 thoughts on “Your staff are members of social networks too

  1. that is disgusting , it just goes to show how close minded some people are

  2. This why there are so many anonymous bloggers. So many people are now being fired for having a personal life.

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