VERMILLION, SD -
A controversial Twitter feed has been taken down after KELOLAND News visited the Unviersity of South Dakota campus asking about @yotespassedout.
Using social media can seem harmless and a fun way to keep friends and family in the know, but some of the posts on social media can stick around for a lifetime.
With over 800 followers, many students on the USD campus know about @yotespassedout.
"A couple of my friends have been on there; it's pretty funny to see I guess," USD student Chance Roth said.
Students tweet pictures of fellow peers to @yotespassedout. The popular Twitter account then retweets those pictures. The people in the photos could be passed out after a night of drinking or simply catching some extra sleep.
"It's embarrassing for those who are on the pictures. I don't know; I'm just glad it's not me," USD student Darnell Pitt said.
Students say they can go to @yotespassedout and see what new photos have been added to the Twitterverse.
"It's funny to see people you know on there, but I wouldn't want to ever be on there," Roth said.
However, what some call harmless fun has sparked concern with one Coyote.
"A lot of students need to realize it could be a potential threat to your future," USD student Kathleen Serie said.
Serie is a freshman Contemporary Media and Journalism Major, who has never made an appearance on @yotespassedout, but she recently published an opinion column in the USD college newspaper The Volante about the danger of posting theses party pictures online.
"Social media is a really big issue right now and people need to know how to use it professionally," Serie said.
Other students say they agree with Serie.
"Employers look at that stuff nowadays so it's kind of a risky business," Roth said.
Before putting yourself on the internet, one student gives a word of advice.
"You always got to protect yourself so I guess, don't pass out," Pitt said.
KELOLAND News called school officials to ask about this account, but have yet to receive a call back. As of Tuesday evening, @yotespassed has pulled all of its posts.
SDSU also has a similar account Twitter account, @jackspassedout.
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