Friday, October 28, 2011

Why to clean up your Facebook info

Today's interesting story: how your employer can spy on your internet presence without even knowing where the "on" button on the computer is.

It’s about a problematic new way for employers to check your profile on Facebook without having to have any tech savvy themselves. Rather, they employ a go-between, this company called Social Intelligence Corp., which sends a bot (a programmed computerized robot—something that simply responds to a few key words, without having the human understanding of context) to check out your profile.

Frankly, I think it’s more than a little creepy! The Good Lord alone only knows how misunderstood some of your comments could be when taken out of context. I’m not sure I would pass muster, and I’m very clean (even my 88 year old mom can see my profile!)

But it might give you a sense of why it’s important to keep the Facebook pages clean, and save the (ahem!) more interesting aspects of your social life for private messages!

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