Monday, February 23, 2009

Face to Face with Employer

So I'm an active member of Facebook.  I love it.  I've reconnected with several friends that I haven't seen in years  and keep in touch with friends that don't live near by.  I chat, write on my friends' walls, and have even planed reunions using Facebook.  But recently people from my employer are now getting on Facebook and sending me friend requests.  I have no problems with any of these people.  I talk to them all the time at company get togethers and business meetings.  But you won't find me out on a Friday night stomping the town with them.  I like to draw a line between my personal life and my professional one.  I feel I'm probably in the majority here.  I'm not sure if I like the idea of management from my employer wanting to be friends with me on my Facebook.  In contrast, if you are going to publish your life on the internet, then you better be willing to accept the fact that its there for everybody to read.

I digress.

1 comment:

Steve said...

That's why I like that you can set up different groups to put your "friends" in. So stuff you post can be tightened down quite a bit as to who can see it, but they haven't quite got it worked out for things like photo's you're tagged in and wall postings. It also helps when you configure what information Facebook let's your friends know about your activities. There's definitely been a few articles out there about how to secure your Facebook, but you have an extremely valid point.