In this digital age, it's even more important to learn that actions have consequences. The near-total infatuation with digital communication has certainly changed life in this century. But, the old rules apply. Actions have consequences.
Like most of connected America, I use Facebook. But, I learned a long time ago that using it can be toxic, or it can be liberating. It all depends on how you use it. By and large, the digital giants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) tend to chronicle life in ways that don't lend themselves to thoughtful discussion. It's all instant and unfiltered. In some ways this is good. Instructional video is instantly available if you need to solve a particular problem.
In other ways, it's bad. The rights and privileges of our society holds some warning, not the least of which is found in the Miranda warning. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
Federal authorities are currently searching thousands of videos to ferret out looters, arsonists, and assailants. Perpetrators who are caught are shocked that the evidence that they once posted online in triumphant braggadocio is now being used to charge them with felonies.It's a cautionary tale. We live in complicated times, made more complicated by the technology that has revolutionized the way we communicate. In every revolution there are casualties.