Tweeter’s Remorse? Some Users Regret What They’ve Shared On Social Media

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — These days it seems like everybody is using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share their most intimate thoughts online.

Social media has become a sort of diary, minus the lock and key, but now many people are having regrets about things that they have posted and shared with the world.

“I’m going to be a senior in college this year, so employers are definitely looking to see what they can dig up,” one woman told CBS 2’s Emily Smith.

More than a quarter of social media users between the ages of 18 and 34 have admitted to being concerned that something they posted online could affect their jobs, according to Find Law, a legal information website.

An additional 1 out of 3 users said that they regret something that they posted on a social media site, 21 percent said that they…

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