Facebook: Reputation and friends or family

We can be as careful as we like, swearing not to put things online, not to respond negatively, not to reveal personal information in social media sites. But what about friends and family?

Do I really need to say anything more? The comments say it all…

Parent’s what would you do without em?

Mother grounded by son on Facebook

Remember it’s not you that uploads to Facebook photos of yourself trashed, vomiting in a taxi, at 4am on a Sunday morning in Kings Cross. You’re too busy spewing to hold a camera. It’s your friends. Who think it’s funny. Seen by your boss or dad who doesn’t.

Reputation: It’s out of your hands. (But do learn privacy settings on FacebookOpens in a new tab.)

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

13 thoughts on “Facebook: Reputation and friends or family

  1. Poor old Brian needs to send him Mum to check out CommonCraft’s latest video Protecting Your Reputation Online: http://commoncraft.com/protecting-reputations-video

  2. all very embarrassing but before Facebook that kind of pic would have probably surfaced at his 21st – I know it wouldn’t have the same kind of reach but still mortifying…

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