Facebook: Friend or Foe?


The website face book has been one of the big parts of Web 2.0.  However, is it really helpful or hurtful to people.

That all depends on what type of content that you put on your Facebook page.  The reason being, in the article Examining Students Intended Images of Facebook, that 77 percent of employers are using search engines to look up people.

When I first signed up for Facebook I thought it was wonderful, because I could keep up with some of my old friends from high school.  Now, I use it as a tool to keep up with friends, but also as a way to advertise my site.

The way that Facebook should be used is to develop new contacts and friends, which should also include teachers as they usually have contacts within the industry you want to go into.  Not the way many college students use it to show off how cool they are with their drinking photos and half naked bodies.

Facebook is a public domain and should remain a public domain, but if your page to be private then do so with the privacy settings.  Just don’t sit there and complain about how you got screwed out of a job, because of a photo on Facebook.

There are no rules or etiquette as you can post whatever information that you want about yourself and how you feel.

Fortunately, for me I have never had an awkward moment to arise.  Most likely that will happen when an old classmate finds some photo from school.

In the end, don’t do anything that you would come later to regret.

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