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Omegas, Deltas speak on social media awareness

By Ke' Tara Wells
On November 8, 2013

 The Eta Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority Incorporated, and the Rho Theta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity Incorporated held a seminar called "The Real Scoo-oop Owt" in The E. Obanion science building on Oct. 28.
 The seminar's mission was to inform students on how social media affects the young generation, relationships, school and future endeavors such as personal careers.
In today's society, social media sites and apps like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Vine, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn and many others play a huge role in our everyday lives. These sites and apps allow users to connect and find other users whether it is outside of the United States, old high school friends, celebrities, co-workers, neighbors and others.
On many of these sites and apps, users are able to upload pictures, songs, write blogs, share thoughts, share music, research, create videos etc.
Though social media is an outlet to express one's self and feel as though they are connected to a mass majority, if not handled properly the environment in which many users enjoy can easily have a negative downfall in a blink of an eye and lead to long-term consequences.
One of the popular topics that invested various students during the seminar was a career and relationship question.
Junior education major Whitney French said, "Social media affects relationships by giving others a chance to be welcomed into your personal business. Often times, people don't respect other people's relationships and will do whatever they can to ruin it. A lot of people seem to fall into this trap/temptation. It is also very important for the user to be mindful of what they post. Sometimes, you are the reason that others are in your personal business by the things you post online."
Social media has transformed our lives in many ways whether it is job opportunities, friendships, relationships, family etc. It especially plays a vital role when concerning job opportunities and careers.
Khanay Turner, vice president of the Eta Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. said, "We have to keep in mind our future endeavors in life, especially our careers when we post anything on social media. We don't want to look back and regret what we put out there because it will always be our there even if we thought we deleted it." 

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