Social media has grown immensely, becoming the average person’s main method of keeping in touch. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, many of us have likely been at our desks, passing the time with a quick scroll-break on Instagram.
As we’re exploring our feeds, getting a follow request from a coworker can feel innocuous. Maybe you’ve gone to a few post-work happy hours together, so what harm could be done by accepting? However, when our coworkers and supervisors become our followers, social media begins to blur the lines between our personal and professional lives.
To explore the effects social media can have on one’s career, WhoIsHostingThis asked over 900 people what worries them most about their digital histories, the measures they take to avoid any blunders, and if they’ve already faced repercussions for their digital hoarding.