I recently told one of my friends that I’m mostly interested in growing my social media following so I can gain more professional opportunities then deactivate my accounts. They thought I was being weird, but I was mostly being serious. I recognize that social media metrics are often considered in media when it comes to job opportunities. AND it can be a great way to share work and learn about new opportunities. But for many journalists, especially women of color in the industry, the trolling and harassment eventually starts to outweigh the communal aspects of social media.