Published July 27, 2012 - 10:00am
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If you’re a college athlete and you feel like you’re being monitored constantly on your social media accounts, there’s a pretty good chance you probably are.
Kentucky becomes the latest school to monitor their athletes’ social media accounts by using a software called Socialverse to track all their activity.
The software searches key words that might cause an alarm like profanity, etc.
UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy had this to say about the program:
“It’s a better way to monitor them,” said UK athletics spokesman DeWayne Peevy. “Social media is such a huge phenomenon, and we talk about how it’s a chance to start your brand, but you have to protect it.”
But the program has had its scrutiny. Some think it’s unconstitutional and some think online privacy is just as important as offline privacy.
But if you sign up for social media, you knowingly accept that everything is public.