SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- With Facebook hate page popping up like "805 Hoes On Blast" it brings up concerns about when you join social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, do you really have control over everything you post?
One social media expert says, not really.
"It's kind of scary 'cause it's the Internet," says Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Bryan Igarta.
"Everyone's going to see somehow, whether or not something is on 'quote' private. It's on the Internet for everyone to see."
But that seems to be the reality of the Internet.
Anything you say or post can stay on the Internet forever even after you delete it.
"Treat everything you post online like a tattoo," say Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Multimedia Professor Patrick Howe.
"A tattoo may fade over time. You may cover up that tattoo with other tattoos in other words you might have to search really hard to find whatever's online but I say treat it like it's going to be there forever."
Howe says of all the social media sites, Facebook is the most responsive to taking down posts it deems as 'hateful' or 'inapposite'.
He says you can delete your old posts but warns that not all social media sites actually do so your best bet is to censor yourself.
"You can either live your life that way or you can trust a company at your own risk that they do what they say if they promise to eliminate it," says Howe.
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