For example, it is well known that certain posts can affect your job prospects.
This is true in that a survey by Harris Interactive and CareerBuilder found 48% of employers check or will soon check social media-- LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube-- when screening new employees.
But it's not true (at least for me) in that I only use my real name on LinkedIn and I don't post anything on there except my resume. I don't use Facebook or Twitter. (You don't have a profile on Facebook. Facebook has a profile on you. You don't tweet on Twitter. Twitter tweets on you.) I have no reason to give away that much private information.
Wouldn't some of those same posts affect your ability to find a mate?
Sure. But not necessarily in a negative way. I met my wife online, as did 1 out of 3 Americans who married since 2005. The internet has a way of bringing like-minded people together.
But I don't think they want to hide their deeply held beliefs.
Sure. For instance, if someone suggests black people are genetically inferior barbarians, it could cost that person a job, but it might gain the same person that special, racist dreamboat he's waited all his life to meet!
If it was a simple as that then atheists and gay people would not exist today.
That must be some pretty good undercover work considering how many atheists are born to highly religious parents in America.Is the average American atheists like a cuckoo or something?
This just popped up on TED, they must have been reading my mind. David Puttnam has an impressive history in film, here is his IMDB. I'm not sure if zombies would exist on film using his philosophy, so I don't know if I am 100% behind him ;)
There are key points at 2:00 and 7:30, but it is still one of the most impressive TED talks I've seen and I've never seen anything that speaks of media's duty to tell the world as they would want it to be.