I Know What You Did Last Summer, Thanks to Social Media

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. on June 21, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" was a book that became a cheeseball '90s horror flick starring Jennifer Love Hewitt (who has moved on to star in a blockbuster lawsuit over her right to publicity).

No less horrifying, however, is the modern version of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" that plays out every day on social media, starring you, your prospective and current bosses, police, and anyone else looking to find out more about what you do and how you do it.

A FindLaw survey last summer found that more than one in four 18- to 34-year-olds feared that something in their social media posts could get them fired. That's not just idle paranoia, either. Here are some ways that social media can come back to haunt you, next summer and beyond:

There are many ways to make your social media accounts private or harder to find, but here's an even better idea: Just don't post stuff that can get you in trouble online in the first place. Do that, and you'll have nothing to worry about next summer.

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