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Do You Regret at Social Media Activity? One in Five Do!

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Be careful what you post online - you have an 18% chance of regretting it later! That's what a recent Marist Poll, a national telephone survey of 1,003 adults conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in mid-June.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, younger Internet users are more likely to regret some dumb-ass thing they did online, with 24% of users under the age of 45 saying they had "engaged in regrettable actions," compared to just 13% of poll respondents ages 45+. Interestingly, men are more likely than women to regret some part of their online past (21% for men versus 15% for women).

The poll also revealed that many of the respondents feel that social media does more harm than good and have widespread reservations of how social media can impact real life.

What do you think? How careful are you about posting on social media and do you often think of the consequences?

We all know of a certain ex-congressmen who surely regrets his social media activity.

Quotes from the article are from [URL="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=154839&nid=129315"]MediaPost's Social Graf[/URL].

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    I only see those regret percentages getting worse as the years go by. Younger kids than ever are posting YouTube videos and making social media profiles that will be around forever. I don't think they are fully aware that what they do today will follow them for the rest of their lives.