Learning Guide 7: Social Media Etiquette

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Follow Through presented by REI

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

Discussion question:

7A Discuss online etiquette.  When does freedom of speech become hateful?  Provide some examples to support your position.

Your topic can be presented in a variety of ways.  If writing a report or essay, do not exceed 800 words.

7B  How did Caroline ultimately deal with her social media trolls?

Watch Follow Through (the movie above) to find out.  What lessons can you apply to your life from Caroline’s experiences and exploits.

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