Flashpoint: Auditing your old social media posts, #SquatForChange and tackling suburban hunger

December 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
Stephanie Humphrey and LiRon Anderson-Bell discuss ‘how tos’ when it comes to cleaning up your social media past.

Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio


This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about your social media posts. The end of the year is the perfect time to do an audit of your old Tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts. 

America saw firsthand when actor-comedian Kevin Hart opted to step down from an opportunity to host The Oscars after backlash over years old tweets of homophobic jokes resurfaces. Hart had previously apologized for what was said at the time, but he had to re-apologize or face double jeopardy fall out.  In addition, individuals far less famous than Hart have made headlines, been fired or been dragged online because of posts.  

Tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey, founder of ‘Til Death Do You Tweet' joined LiRon Anderson-Bell, a professor at Temple University who is an expert in crisis communications, and Paige Wolf, a communications pro and blogger who has both caused online backlash and faced it. The panel provides a checklist and ‘how tos’ when it comes to cleaning up your social media past.

Stephanie Humphrey and LiRon Anderson-Bell.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio

The Flashpoint newsmaker of the week founded the viral campaign, #SquatforChange. Born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Donte Palmer now lives in Jacksonville, Florida and was dining with his family at an area restaurant. When he went to change his son's diaper he realized there were no changing tables in the men room. His workaround was to squat against the wall in the bathroom and change his son on his lap. A photo of him in position went viral and has sparked a movement. Now Palmer works full time in an effort to get changing tables in men's rooms. For more, visit https://squatforchange.com/ and https://www.gofundme.com/squatforchange.

Donte Palmer works full time in an effort to get changing tables in men's rooms.
Courtesy of Donte Palmer

Our changemaker of the week is Feeding Everyone At Special Times or Feast or FEAST. The organization provides holiday meals to those in need in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Co-Founder John Clauss discusses the organization's effort on Dec. 23, 2018 to both feed families and provide free coats. For more, visit http://feastcharitable.com/home/

John Clauss is co-founder of Feeding Everyone At Special Times or Feast.
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