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Old 12-03-08, 09:15 AM   #1
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Social Networking: Friends vs Professional Contacts

For the people who are on Facebook - how do you keep friends vs professional contacts separate? I just joined Facebook but I know there will be a time in the future that professional or potential professional contacts may be on there - I don't necessarily want pictures of me goofing around in a pool on there. Create a second account for friends and keep the professional one stripped down?

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Old 12-03-08, 09:17 AM   #2
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That's kinda what I was thinking.....so, Face book encourages sockpuppeteering
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I was thinking that too - but eventually students are going to probably try to facebook friend me etc... Do you just say no even if it can be a good tool to use?
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just set up a linkedin account and tell those people that grownups do it that way
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Good question...

You can allow only certain people to see certain pictures. Look into the privacy settings. I also have the wall thing turned off so friends can't leave inappropriate stuff.

But if you really want to be safe, get two, or none for that matter. When I google my name, my Facebook is the first result (but I have a fairly unique name).

I cleaned my facebook up before I got my current job, and I'm glad I did. The second result when I google my name is an old website from college with a counter, and that page got several hits a few days before I received an offer from an area where the employer is located. So if they ended up my website, they more than likely snooped on my Facebook.
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I was thinking that too - but eventually students are going to probably try to facebook friend me etc... Do you just say no even if it can be a good tool to use?
I'd just say no, to keep a professional boundary between yourself and students. It may be a little stickier between co-workers, so looking into the limited profile options might be a good idea.

Or, reply back with a friendly "please add me to your linked in!" and give that link.
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I have teachers, coworkers, and friends on my facebook. I just don't post anything that could hurt me. I think the worst I have is a picture of me with a mohawk.
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You never quite know what can until it can. A picture of me having a drink at a bar with a bunch of people - is he an alcoholic? Likes nightlife? Not serious about career? What's their perception of the collection? No pictures with girls, too many pictures with girls - what does that mean? What's the overall picture being painted?

(I'm in educational technology, so these are some issues that can come up from time to time - it's not that I'm just overthinking it ).

Leaning towards two accounts - but I need a good fake name.
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what profession(s) use this?
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For the people who are on Facebook - how do you keep friends vs professional contacts separate? I just joined Facebook but I know there will be a time in the future that professional or potential professional contacts may be on there - I don't necessarily want pictures of me goofing around in a pool on there. Create a second account for friends and keep the professional one stripped down?

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I can finally give legitimate advice to you! I'm savouring this moment!!

Seriously, I don't think it's possible to create two simultaneous accounts, as Facebook will make you link them. Also, there's really no way at the moment to partition your friends between personal contacts and professional ones. If you wish to have a social space that is purely professional, I would try using LinkedIn, though it does not get as much attention as Facebook.

If you're concerned about giving off the wrong image, I would simply avoid posting the "crazier" pictures of you on there. You can edit your privacy settings to hide more private pictures, but if you ever go job hunting and your Facebook is "audited," I'm unsure if that can be circumvented.

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Seriously, I don't think it's possible to create two simultaneous accounts, as Facebook will make you link them.
If I use two different names and two different email addresses they won't know, right? Do they track IP addresses?

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If you're concerned about giving off the wrong image, I would simply avoid posting the "crazier" pictures of you on there.
It's not even what I'm posting, it's what others will - and by not having any of that then there's no point of even having it. Doesn't have to be stuff that's crazy, me dressed to the nines at a bar could be construed many different ways, as is being in a hot tub full of 20 something girls. When I can get a picture like that at some point that is...

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If I use two different names and two different email addresses they won't know, right? Do they track IP addresses?




My opinion only, but if you are not abusing the account, I think it would be unlikely they would chase down IP addresses.
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Got a response back from a friend of mine - this seems like the best solution:

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OK, so here's how you do it.

First, create friend groups. To make it simple, make two:

"Friends"
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"Professional"

Then, under "Settings", there's a setting for Privacy. In there, you set who can see what kinds of things (for example, Photos Tagged Of Me). There's a dropdown where you can specify only friends, or friends of friends, etc...but it also has a "custom" setting. So you can specify that either everyone but the group "Professional" can see, or only the group "Friends" can.

You can also set this type of privacy on photo albums you create.
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(I'm in educational technology, so these are some issues that can come up from time to time - it's not that I'm just overthinking it ).
this, btw, is one reason I gravitated out of education.
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Got a response back from a friend of mine - this seems like the best solution:
that looks good....I'm gonna try that.

My wife always says you can do whatever you need to on Facebook, as far as setting permissions and parameters, etc. I'm sure that's true - but it is so clunky and annoying to navigate on there that I just log off within five minutes at most.
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You never quite know what can until it can. A picture of me having a drink at a bar with a bunch of people - is he an alcoholic? Likes nightlife? Not serious about career? What's their perception of the collection? No pictures with girls, too many pictures with girls - what does that mean? What's the overall picture being painted?
Best way to avoid such stupidity is to not play the game.
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I'd just say no, to keep a professional boundary between yourself and students.
It may be a little stickier between co-workers, so looking into the limited profile options might be a good idea.

Or, reply back with a friendly "please add me to your linked in!" and give that link.
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I do not accept friend requests from students. They have my email if they want to talk to me and they don't ned to know anything about the rest of my life.
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There's a personal boundary but from an ed tech standpoint it can be a really powerful tool, network past and present students together, looking at past work, etc... I used to do this all manually but the potential as a tool is huge.
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Hmmm, that wasn't too hard. Excellent!
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