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  •  Keep your privacy in mind there (8+ / 0-)

    Everything you say can and will be used against you, and most things you say will be visible to people you're not thinking about. You may not even remember all the people you've friended or know the person behind the business you Liked, and that's even if you've locked down your stuff to Friends only. Future employers will look at your public profile.

    It's certainly a place where information spreads far and wide. Used carefully, you can get a lot of attention for your particular cause. But be careful not to turn people off, too: know your audience, and create your own grouping to send information that fits it. So if you're mentioning local issues, you can make a grouping of people local to you and send the message only to them.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 11:23:07 AM PST

    •  Excellent advice elfling (5+ / 0-)

      It should be noted that while it is against FB policy, I have seen a lot of activists (left, right, libertarian, authoritarian) use multiple FB accounts to protect their real world identity.  Not that I would ever condone such a thing, just saying that some people do that to stay more anonymous online.  

      In general, folks should be cautious about what they post.  I'm brash and outspoken, so people have come to expect to hear some pretty heavy-hitting and NSFW things from me, but I don't really give a shit if folks follow/friend me or not.  Others might want to walk a bit more softly (but remember to carry your big stick!).

      Bold Progressive. Deal with it.

      by novenator on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 02:06:38 PM PST

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