Nicole Lemon is a biology-chemistry double major studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She’s currently wrapping up her junior year and preparing for a research based internship this summer where she will be working closely with an associate professor of the biomedical department. She plans to go go to medical school post graduation to pursue ambitions to become a neurologist. She would consider herself liberal, and throughout the past few years I’ve watched her grow as an advocate for social justice issues on Facebook and Twitter. I believe the passion and strength of her beliefs causes her to be unable to remain silence on public social platforms.
What influences you to tweet something, or make a Facebook post?
My biggest influence as to why I post on Twitter and Facebook is transparency. This may seem backwards. In using social media you are hiding behind a computer. It isn’t real, some things aren’t clear. But I tweet and post a lot so that I am transparent- so that everyone KNOWS what I am thinking, and everyone knows what i am going through…not necessarily because i need everyone to know but because I am proud of who I am. I like to stand up for what I believe in and I like to be heard. The best way to get the attention of a vast majority these days is through posting on Facebook and tweeting.
What influences you to intervene in an already existing Facebook discussion or Twitter war?
Do you believe people are careless with their words online?
I think that when people post dumb things, and don’t expect to be challenged- they deserve to be challenged.
Do you think you are a more established source of knowledge on certain topics via web because of your scientific and well informed background?
Do you think Facebook is an appropriate forum for people to discuss their beliefs?
Do you believe Facebook supplies peoples’ ignorance?