With the world as it is now, the things you might have once said can come back to haunt you.

Social media, be it Facebook, Twitter or something else, has a way of always remembering.

In July, three Major League Baseball players were called out for tweeting racist, sexist or homophobic tweets several years ago. Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb, Washington shortstop Trea Turner and Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader have since apologized, but unfortunately they realize damage has already been done.

You see, comments tweeted or posted on social media have a way of lasting a very long time. Newcomb’s and Hader’s comments were made years ago when they were teenagers.

In other words, in the Internet world, delete doesn’t necessarily mean delete forever.

In today’s world, as the baseball players learned, irresponsible social media posts can be a major problem. The consequences can be irreparable.

According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring.

Not only for younger people, but anyone attempting to get a job, be smart when it comes to social media. Don’t put something on social media you wouldn’t want your mother to read.

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