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Social Media isn’t Rehab

Gabriella Robison, Pepperdine studentSocial media has certainly become an ingrained sect of current pop culture and society. Has it become integral? That is a separate and much bolder claim altogether. While the latter statement may become true one day, I do not believe that it is true today. In other words, social media is not a necessary tool for rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is defined as the “means to drive, means to find a job, means to keep a job, means to secure housing, etc.” in order to prepare former inmates…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 27, 2017

More Followers More Problems

Social Media FollowersHaving followers is fun.  More followers mean that there are more people paying attention to you.  It also means that brands may want to start doing business with you… after all, if a lot of people follow you, then you have a lot of influence. Sign me up.

The only problem is that gaining followers takes time, effort, and, let’s face it, luck.   But what if there was a way to instantly grow your following overnight or to take over an existing Instagram account that already has…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Sep 27, 2017

Criminals have a right to the Internet

Rachel Wilt, Pepperdine studentAccording to Statista, The Statistics Portal, it has been estimated that in 2017 there are around 2.46 billion social media users around the world. Clearly, social media plays an integral role in our everyday lives whether we are willing to admit it or not.

In 2010, Packingham was convicted in North Carolina for his use of social media after he was convicted as a sex offender in 2002. He posted what seemed like an innocent Facebook post thanking God for getting out of a traffic violation.…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 26, 2017

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