6 ways social media can ruin your life

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Alicia Ann Lynch probably didn’t think twice before she posted the photo of herself in the outfit she’d put together for her office Halloween party: a Victoria’s Secret running skirt, blue T-shirt, and road-race bib, accessorized by a faux gash on her forehead and bloody, bruised legs. The 22-year-old Michigan resident uploaded the photo to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, as she had done with so many photos before, hashtagging it #boston #marathon #runner. Her costume: a Boston Marathon bombing victim…

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“But, yes, these days, Facebook can get you fired.”

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