The Internet is a truly great place. It is possible to track down any kind of information while sharing information to others anywhere in the world. Of course, there are also some major draw backs. As it is possible to post anything, it also means it is possible for these posts to lead to negative implications for the poster. As just about any moment of a person’s life may be recorded, especially when in a public place, it is vital for public figures to be mindful of what they say and what they do. That is exactly what one Missouri professor wants people to realize.
Status Labs is an online reputation management company. It specializes in not only helping individuals learn about what they should or shouldn’t do, but it also does everything in its power to make sure to correct public relations issues people create for themselves. With this kind of practice, the company tries its best to illustrate what companies need to avoid and what sort of problems they can find themselves in when not practicing caution with the Internet.
As Status Labs points out, a professor at the University of Missouri was at a student protest. During the protest, the professor is heart saying she hopes security comes in and strong arms everyone. There are a few negative implications with what she says as she directs it towards the student body. Eventually, this one thing she said ended up on the Internet, which in turn the president of the university heard. As the top brass at the university did not want a teacher calling for violence against students (regardless of the nature of the request) working for the university, so they dismissed her. Now, the teacher is claiming she should not be fired for one incident, but as of right now, she does not have her job back.
It is an illustration that the growing company of Status Labs hopes its clients take to heart. It shows just how one little situation can cause an entire career to come crashing down. When out around the public, a person just never knows who is recording.