There’s a lot of things that are worth putting your life on the line for. If you believe in something, or believe that you’re making a difference, then power to you. This seems like a huge waste of time though. I mean, risking yourself for the right to post naked selfies on the internet? Whatever.
You might at first think that this dude is clearly just a classic millennial using viral marketing pranks to try and land himself a cushy law job so he can stop being such a cool dude and start the ultimate gay power couple in New York or something. And you’d likely be correct. But this is still some funny shit, and it touches on something a little deeper.
There is an underlying message here that is actually quite valuable and that I agree with; we should be afforded a certain amount of e-privacy. It sucks that people get fired or not-hired all of the time for posting racy pictures or comments on social media. And to be fair, this guy Brian Zulberti isn’t JUST talking about the posting of naked selfies, but rather about net privacy in general:
“Recently, he went to New Jersey to talk about the case of Sam Falcetano, a Department of Public Works employee fired for writing homophobic posts on Facebook. Zulberti, who says he is “about as gay as the day is long,” said in a blog post that he may wish horrible things upon the man, but still doesn’t believe he should have been fired.”
So yeah, this is actually an important issue being tackled, all wrapped up in something that has been sensationalized by the media into sounding really stupid. Chances are, like I said, that the guy’s simply trying to land himself a job, but he has some interesting points.
Do you think that our social media presences should be taken into account by potential employers? Should naked selfies stop you from landing your dream job?
Also, here’s a bunch of pictures of people who are definitely not getting jobs anywhere because they’ve taken selfies of themselves doing sexy stuff.