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We have heard the stories about the employee who called in sick and posted photos of himself Drunk while he  was supposed to have been illl,  getting fired. I decided to see what kinds of things have gotten people fired from Facebook. Many things, such as the above mentioned were expected but,it also turns out that people can be fired for content the employer doesn't like. It could be political stories or anything that shows a political leaning or expresses an opinion. I even read of one case where a Sheriff fired employees for "LIKING" his Political opponents promotion. It turns out that the judge ruled that "LIKING" is not free speech.So if your boss is a Yankees fan and you press "LIKE" for The Boston Red Sox can you be fired for that? It appears the answer is yes. I once asked a relative if it was alright to use His Facebook  photos for a  genealogy project I was doing. He said it is O.K. as long as I don't use anything that is embaarrasing or might get him in trouble. The obvious question is why would anyone post such a photograph. as one person put it to post it is to publish it. I think one good rule is if you wouldn't do it at work opu shouldn't post it to Facebook. One source give  to monitor posts was Network Clean which I assume must be a website.  I still think Social Media is great for business use and some of the same rules apply for business if your customers and clients see yiur Content. There are still some people who are offended by profanity and I think it casts a negative light on an individual using it. Another overlooked idea is to be careful who your friends are on Facebook and make sure you know what they will post of you. I had relatives on there who regularly used profanity and one of my younger relatives wrote obscene sexual things while her mother commented  lmao. If you don't k now what that is text for I suggest you look it up as I had to do. it is not the impression I want to create. I am always amused by the stories such as the Teacher who Posted that she hated her Students and the employee who got fired for posting that her Job was boring.Maybe it is true that common sense  isn' t so common. Perhaps  outside of a work environment  the employee's guard is down but it is important to always have it up. Even if you no longer have a J.O..B. It is important to be mindful of what you post.I think it might be important to avoid controversial topics such as Politics ,Religion and even Sports. I think it is also important to avoid Friending people who lack discretion particularly when it comes to being  about yourself Social  Media is a valuable Business tool but it must be properly managed.

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