Everett Herald Interviews MVP's Kevin Long on Athletes & Social Media

Don't have a 'googleable' moment

By John Boyle

Kevin Long, the founder of MVP Sports Media Training, puts it to his athletes, don't end up with a "googleable moment."

And perhaps most importantly, especially since we just celebrated Mother's Day, don't post anything you wouldn't want your mom -- or dad, or grandma, or grandpa -- to see. They may not be on Twitter, they may not even know what Twitter is, but just assume if you post it, it can get back to them.

"The simplest thing I tell athletes is, 'Think about your mother,'" Long said. "If your mom wouldn't be OK with you saying it, posting it, Tweeting it, think of another way to say it or don't say it at all. That's really what it boils down to."...

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