Drunken Smack Talk on SocNets Can Get You Fired

Ah, the perils of social networking. The public nature of a social networking profile such as those seen on MySpace means that one must be careful what they post online. Stacy Snyder, a former student at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, learned that the hard way. As a student-teacher, Snyder was working at a high school where she ran into a bit of trouble, receiving poor reviews for unprofessionalism in the classroom.

But because of a photo of her holding a cocktail with a caption that read “drunken pirate” along with a negative remark regarding her student teacher supervisor, Snyder was denied her bachelors degree in the field of education, reports ReadWriteWeb.