Facebook: Keeping It Professional
Facebook has worked very hard to create extensive privacy options. If John would like to maintain both a professional and personal existence on Facebook then he should customize his privacy options to limit what each group can see. Sorting friends into lists is a good way to start. Facebook’s privacy options allow users to personalize settings for wall posts, photographs, messages that the user posts and message sent to the user, ultimately controlling who sees what. It is important to remember to add all new friends to groups in order to ensure this system works.
It is also a good idea for John to regularly monitor photographs and posts made by friends that mention him. If John finds something objectionable, Facebook allows him to un-tag himself from photos and remove posts from his wall. While the photos may still be up, they will no longer contain John’s name or show up in searches for John. The same is true of the removed posts.
When John chooses to release news about his company’s new store location he can customize the settings for his post so that it goes out to the people it will impact most. This allows John to target a specific audience.
Article submitted by Crystal Blaker, founder of CB Consultations