With Paul Pierce being fired from ESPN for going live on Instagram surrounded by strippers, weed and liquor, we need to think about how intertwined we’ve allowed social media to become with our everyday lives.
Former NBA player Paul Pierce was fired by ESPN after he went live on Instagram while at a gathering with friends, alcohol, weed, and strippers. Although this continues the fundamental problem of our society’s adoption of moral-policing with respect to people and employees, it also represents how intertwined with reality, and thereby our usage of the medium, that we have allowed social media to become. If we don’t dial back the way that we consume social media, we’re all going to be Paul Pierce at some point in our lives.
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