Comment on Sports and Social Media by Gabriel

I agree. The hashtag is becoming more and more powerful. This is where I think these athletes need to be advised to be more cautious and thoughtful in regards to social media. After these controversial issues (Ferguson and Ray Rice), social media ignited with responses from everyone and everywhere. I think that these topics such as domestic violence need to be addressed and social media gives the public a voice. But when discussing such controversial topics that resulted from the Ferguson incident, social media is again a great platform to discuss, but it also keeps the negative of the issue prevalent. Just yesterday, I saw a report about a police killing in Ferguson. I do not believe social media is responsible, but it has the power to prolong the negative of side of already controversial issues.