I came across an article today in the LifeInc section of Today Online (something like today.msn.msnbc.com... lots of dots). Some guys created a profile analyzer that will check our your Facebook and tell an employer if you're a good worker based on factors they decided correlate. This led to a flurry of comments debating whether employers should be using Facebook and social media as a factor in deciding your future with a company. Wherever you stand on this issue, it's worth a read.
Really long link to the article on Today
As someone who once walked in the land of cubicles (and worked in communications and marketing), I learned quickly how the online world was encroaching on the way of life we knew in the corporate world offline. It was (and still is for many) a time when companies constantly redefined their social media policies. To paraphrase Maximus from the film Gladiator, what we post online echoes for eternity. But does that mean that your future boss should be reading it? Maybe you just friended someone who will become your boss. In a field like the arts, that is more than possible. Many of my FB friends are theatre contacts. We work together, but one day I might work for one of them or vice versa. So yeah, what I post matters.
As for social profiling, here's what I had to say in response to stephen-3584703's comment, "I stand by my statement. My Facebook presence should never be a factor in my ability to get a professional job. Period."
Thoughts. From my brain. Anything to do with how we tell stories and the stories we tell each other. Literally and figuratively.
Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.