Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, he once of blue hair fame and fabricated gasoline station heists in Brazil, posted a video of himself in a Revival IV Lounge in Gainesville, FLA receiving an IV drip (hence the name of the joint). Getting vitamins via IV is perfectly legal. However, Olympic swimmers have a ban on certain IVs and this was one of them. Mr. Lochte has been banished from competition for one year. As one of the Barometer’s students once asked, in all seriousness, “Can it really be considered cheating if you do it in front of everyone?” Yes, yes it is still cheating.
Then we have the Uber and Lyft driver (working for both companies and making $350-$400 per night) who videotaped his passengers. Initially, he said it was for safety. But somewhere between original intent and outcome, the driver posted the livestream videos of his passengers on Twitch, selling subscriptions to this service. And all without passengers’ consent. The driver made $3,500 over the past five months from viewer subscriptions for the videos, and all of this was done also done without a stitch of consent of his passengers. Some of the comments posted on the site were vulgar and some summed it up quite nicely, “This is creepy.”
Uber and Lyft terminated the driver upon learning of the videos. Now all the driver has is his Twitch site. But, without the passenger videos, how can that survive?
Be careful what you post and what you comment. It all counts. And it can bus used against you.