Monday, March 1, 2010

Facebook: Guidelines and Challenges

How private are your frustrated, idle threats on Facebook? Ask the East Stroudsburg University associate professor who’s January 21, 2010 Facebook posting read: "Does anyone know where I can find a very discrete hitman, it's been that kind of day." She’s now suspended, see And what would a lawyer advise other lawyers as far as posting to Facebook? Check out “Saving Face: 5 Tips for a More Secure Facebook” at For more detail; read the article, but the short summary is:
  1. Use a strong password and change it frequently.
  2. Review carefully your privacy settings and change if needed.
  3. Be discriminating in your use of Facebook.
  4. Take control of what others can post to your page.
  5. Consider using “friends lists.”

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