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This is a great excerpt from the referenced article: Fired on Facebook: 

The importance of a personal brand is seldom well explained to juniors, and aspiring middle level careerists. It is nonetheless real. I certainly wish that I had done more of this in my mid 20s. I have had to involve HR on social networking related work posts with significant outcomes on more than a single occassion. 

FYI, my firm blocks are SNW execpt for DT.   

Date: 2009-08-18 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webbiegrrl.livejournal.com
I don't understand the whole idea of NOT flocking things. Granted, yes, you can get past the FB (aka OpenBook) security or worse, MySpace lack thereof, but at least make the attempt. It's like my father always said of regular locks: they only keep an honest man out.

My MS is 95% for music or flirting with guys from dating sites. There is ZERO on there other than music or flirting with hot boyz.

My LJ was about 95% Barflies and honestly, it started wearing thin. I didn't want to share things here thinking I didn't want certain people on my flist to know this or that and I started to UNfriend people but then I really looked at my flist. I'd've had to unfriend nearly everyone.

Instead, I got on FB in May, finally, after years and years and YEARS of resisting. I get a LOT of requests to friend me. I did do a mass friending of 'flies and other communities I'm in or have been in over the years when I first signed up (swelled 50 or 60 people onto my flist in the first 24 hrs) but I've been refusing friend requests since June with fair regularity. In fact, I think I may have added only one person and it was someone I once knew in high school who is more concerned about other people we knew back then finding him out, so to speak, than I am about him being on my FB.

I created a Writer/Artist "Page" for my FB presence that is 100% about my writing and NOTHING personal. I left it basically open and whenever I refuse a friend request, I invite them to "become a fan" of my Writer Page instead. If they don't actually know me, why do they want into my personal profile?

There are some "net acquaintances" on my FB flist I now regret. I've had to actually UNfriend a couple (Barflies, by coincidence) for their hatespeak and other types of intolerance, esp. given how many of my friends from other arenas are outside the "vanilla norm" of the right-wing moral "majority" self-righteous asshole world. I might still do a little housecleaning but I haven't been posting enough of late to worry about it.

My Twitterstream was the only real risk arena b/c it's so "impulse" driven - I'd routinely tweet without thinking who's on my twitter flist just because I was so excited about this or that. It was quite some time ago, however, that Twitter "broke" the IM script and to my knowledge, they never fixed it. I wanted to get my phone rehooked in, but they came "back online" with only the major networks (Cricketphone is widespread and fully reliable, great service but not a major network so not on Twitter's "list of approved providers") How f**ked to have only the cell carriers they list rather than simply implementing the script used elsewhere on the net for receiving SMS messages. Du-uhhhh.

I'm better off NOT tweeting all the time, though. I had Brightkite linked to feed through automatically (but had to reset my privacy to "public" before sending the pic) so it was an "accident" waiting to happen. Plus my phone isn't as good at picture taking as say, an iPhone *drools*

I see Leo asked but you skimmed right past this so I'll ask again :) what does SNW stand for? And DT?

Date: 2009-08-18 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ratseal.livejournal.com
oops, I'll answer above.

but what do the acronyms mean???

Date: 2009-08-18 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webbiegrrl.livejournal.com
argh *knocks the Rat off the side of the head* you silly man.

SNW = ?

DT = ?

Yeah, I'm being totally lazy and NOT googling them myself but hey, you're here and you're the one who used them so, you got some 'splaining to do ;)

Re: but what do the acronyms mean???

Date: 2009-08-19 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ratseal.livejournal.com
I answered, I answered, scroll up lazy bones!


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