An article in today’s Australian IT reports on a university student being denied their teaching degree because of a photo posted on MySpace. You can read the article here. This brings an interesting discussion to the forefront as this is one example where social media is influencing people’s lives beyond the social context. Or is this simply what we can expect when we share our private lives in the public realm? Will scenarios like this stop people being as open in this space or will corporates and instituations leave peoples public life out of their corporate decision making.
The student is now suing the university for damages so it will be interesting to see where the case goes.