No one can deny the unstoppable force that is social media has made us all more aware of each other’s lives. Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites empower us with a level of communication that none of us knew just 10 years ago.
But just like the Amazing Spider-Man, we must exercise great responsibility with that power. As I mentioned in a prior post, social media is increasingly having adverse effects at work.
Think you’ve got your confidentiality under control? Are you the MI-6 of Facebook?
This article from the BBC highlights 5 things not to do on Facebook…and, as it turns out, one of the most confidential people in the world – the head of MI-6 himself – found out about one of them the hard way.
The article covers some of the basics – not talking about work, for example – but covers a few less obvious ones as well.
A must-read for any professional participant in Web 2.0.