Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another Reason to Clean Up Your Facebook Account...

Webnotes by: Theresa Payton, Fortalice, LLC. Content also covered on WBTV 3's "Protecting Your Cyberturf" segment featuring Theresa Payton and Kristen Miranda

A lot of people like to keep their personal and professional lives as separate as best they can.  It gets harder every day online to make that distinction.  Although I know most people try to connect with work colleagues on LinkedIn and friends on Facebook, those lines get blurred.  Well, it’s about to get even more blurred!  

Early reports indicate that Facebook is working on a “LinkedIN - like” feature starting with a jobs board.  In fact, it might be available before we hit Fall! Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, explains how it will work and she wants to remind everyone to get out there and clean up your Facebook profiles!


1.  Facebook Jobs will pull in job postings from 3rd party providers who are apparently working on a job postings board that will launch later this summer, according to a report by the WSJ. “Facebook Jobs” will be an aggregate that pulls in job postings by third party providers and makes them available in one place and creates a searchable database of jobs for users to browse.

2.  Facebook is keeping the remaining details under design but most likely you will link your Facebook profile to jobs that interest you.  This means employers with the jobs you like could be looking at your profile.

3.  It is possible they will also use the social data they know about you to target jobs at your likes, dislikes, and other information you post online.


SNAPCHAT:  A play on words, it is a snapshot that you can tweet easily.  Many love this convenient app which allows a photo to expire after 10 seconds and prevents it from being copied.  Just a warning to all our viewers - services like this are not foolproof and child safety experts are worried that this app might encourage sexting.

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