Frank Groeneveld, Barry Borsboom and Boy van Amstel. They are the creators of PleaseRobMe.com, a website that uses Twitter's search functionality to show location-based messages. Their goal is to raise awareness about the potential risks of location-awareness and over-sharing. The opinions here are theirs only and do not necessarily represent those of CDT.
In the end, it seems as though Facebook is only as private and secure as you make it. Users can set their privacy settings so that no one can find them – not even Mom and Dad. Problems arise when users aren’t aware of these settings and what information about them is available to the public. By taking a few minutes to reexamine your privacy settings, Facebook should be a better site for you to use. At least until you get poked again. Or get that invitation to join Farmville again. Or get that friend request from your boss again…
The National Law Journal warns about the dangers of using LinkedIn to provide recommendations to current or former employees. The concern is that a terminated employee may use favorable recommendations on LinkedIn as evidence that the employer's stated reason for termination--poor performance--is merely a pretext for discrimination, retaliation, or harassment. Any communications concerning employee performance, regardless of the media, are potential evidence in a lawsuit. -Patrick Smith
Transcript of "Social Media Privacy: Personal and Professional"
Social MediaPrivacy: Personal and Professional<br />January 17, 2011<br />
Today<br />Social media intro<br />Privacy nightmares<br />Protecting your privacy on Facebook and Twitter<br />Q & A<br />
Social media intro<br />Basically, they are web sites where, for free, we can connect and interact with other people.<br />What makes social media different is that it is more than two-waycommunication.<br />
Everybody here at the City is in marketing, whether you want to be or not.Social media affects every employee here in some way. Our social media team is a critical part of our approach. But the rest us are equally important as well.<br />
Our residents and the people looking for us online don’t care about the City structure. <br />If they find one of us on Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment on our blog, they’re looking for a response from anyone who can help, regardless of what department that person is in or what someone’s official job title is.<br />Who can’t relate to this?<br />
How does this affect us then?<br />Simple. We need to take the necessary steps to protect our families and our jobs by protecting our privacy on any social media sites we belong.<br />
If you are interested in learning more about Facebook Privacy Settings and actually participating in a hands-on learning session, <br />I am presenting a free workshop:<br />Facebook for Beginners<br />L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library<br />Saturday, February 12, 2011 • 10:15-12:15<br />reservations recommended<br />