Is it just to hold people socially accountable for their tweets in the "real world"?
So after the election was called for Obama, the conservative twittersphere exploded into pure vitirol with an alarming number of people calling Obama a “nigger” and a “monkey”, the kind of things you would expect from an old school southern racist but not from young people who are growing up in a world decades post civil rights movement.
A commenter to the thread about it on Jezebel , decided to do a little research. Because these people are young and not as sensitive as protecting their online identity, it was pretty easy to find a fair bit of info on them. Namely, a list of people applying for scholarships. Slip these orgs a little note to check out, and potentially watch their futures obliterate.
How do jellies feel about this tactic? While I personally feel it is severely brutal, it’s hard to feel sympathetic towards them. While their first amendment rights protect their right to speech, everyone is still accountable for the consequences of what they say.
We are living in a world where anonymity is disappearing quickly, and managing personal branding is incredibly important and this is a pretty nasty way of proving it.