Listening Log: The Online Broadcast

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Essay #: 061704
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The beginning:
Listening Log: The Online Broadcast
Step 1:
The online broadcast I selected for this assignment is called “Elusive Debtors Foiled by Their Social Media Sites.” The interviewer was Vanessa
Romo
and the broadcast aired July 12, 2010.
Step 2:
Isaac
Vicknair
—35 years old--rapscallion—credit problems—running from paying off his debt—credit so bad he can only buy things with cash.
Owes the Department of Education almost $15,000 in student loans—escaped collections for over a decade—quits jobs so he doesn’t have to pay—waiter, transient jobs—gypsy—impossible to track—now sells solar panels.
Put all personal info on
FaceBook
to meet customers and peers in solar field—collections tracked him through
FaceBook
and found his contact information—they...
The end:
.....hat I learned is to not just befriend anyone. I must always make sure I know the person before I accept anyone as a friend on
FaceBook
which the only social networking site I am familiar with. Since listening to the broadcast I have become more aware of my need for privacy. At one time I thought secrecy and privacy were synonymous, but I now know they are not (
Romo
).
The questions I have regarding this topic is what is government doing to protect the rights of citizens. People should be allowed to socialize without being afraid, harassed or exploited (
Romo
).
Works Cited
Romo
, Vanessa. 12 July 2010. “Elusive Debtors Foiled by Their Social Media Sites.” 23 July 2010. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128464415>.