Social Media Tipping Point or Economic Remorse?Scott J Weiland*
King's College of Mass Communications, United States
- *Corresponding Author:
- Weiland SJ
King's College of Mass Communications
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, United States
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 02, 2016; Accepted Date: September 07, 2016; Published Date: September 12, 2016
Citation: Weiland SJ (2016) Social Media Tipping Point or Economic Remorse? J Mass Communicat Journalism 6:313. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000313
Copyright: © 2016 Weiland SJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Scranton Times reporter Donnie Collins reported that Laremy Tunsil, a football player from the University of Mississippi lost significant value in the 2016 National Football League draft. Collins alleged that information shared on Tunsil’s social media contributed to the Tunsil’s descent down the draft board and speculated that the drop cost Tunsil $7 million dollars. A group of Mass Communications students at King’s College read Collins’ article, then reflected and shared their reflections. The students disagreed with Tunsil’s alleged behavior, citing the need for personal responsibility for their brands on social media in accordance with their vocations. How much the loss of millions of dollars contributed to their thinking was unclear.