Despite warnings about what not to post on Facebook and other social networks seemingly popping up everywhere on the Internet, it seems like every story along those lines is matched by a story about someone doing something stupid.
This post is most definitely not safe for work: Slate tapped the keyword insights application-programming interface that Facebook launched Monday to determine the most popular profanity used on the social network.
Mistakes happen. Facebook users who are also page administrators often erroneously post content intended for their personal profiles to the pages they work on. However, when the page where a status update unintentionally appears has more than 30 million likes, the gaffe tends to draw more attention.
McAfee Internet Security Expert Robert Siciliano shared his list of 10 mistakes graduates should avoid on social networks in a post on McAfee blog, pointing out that the security company’s Love, Relationships, and Technology study found that 13.7 percent of respondents aged 18 through 24 knew someone who lost their job due to images or messaged that were publicly posted.
The latest solution to help Facebook users clean up their profiles to make their content work- or school-friendly is new iOS application FaceSaver, which claims to be capable of discovering “two to three times more” inappropriate content than other Facebook cleaning apps and services.
There are too many Facebook pages and other social media accounts owned by or connected to brands, too many people with administrator privileges, and too many applications granted permission to access those social media accounts. Those were the main concerns discussed by Social iQ Networks Co-Founder and CEO Devin Redmond during “Protect Your Brand Pages,” a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Wednesday.
The general consensus is that it’s wise to avoid profanity on Facebook, but what if the so-called profanity isn’t profane at all, and is actually the name of a town?