Be careful when you post on Facebook! - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Be careful when you post on Facebook!

This is a discussion on Be careful when you post on Facebook! within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree19Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-05-2012, 11:44 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Well, I see people with over 500 friends. That is a little insane. But w that much traffic, there is going to be at least on jerk in the crowd....count on it.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-05-2012, 11:58 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I did see a program about a teacher who lost her job over a comment on Facebook, and I felt very sorry for her.

    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:36 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    I did see a program about a teacher who lost her job over a comment on Facebook, and I felt very sorry for her.

    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
    Well, I can see where firing someone over a comment on FB would seem, if not be, draconian. But, when it comes to teachers the landscape changes a bit, imo. They should limit their conversations, verbal or written, that concern their students to education. Which would include stuff like, "their behavior is disruptive and intolerable" imo, but not the stuff the teacher in question said.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:09 PM
      #14
    Showing
    I find bad mouthing about your co-workers, clients, boss(!), or students on public networks to be inappropriate and unethical. And it's even worse when you post a name of the target. So if you do so be ready to face possible consequences...
    Allison Finch likes this.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:19 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    My mom is currently hiring for an accounting firm she works for. First thing she does is google the name and Facebook them. Sometimes when googling the search leads right to an arrest record. She says that most people don't even have their Facebook on private.

    Be careful everyone! Act like your frail great great grandmother is your FB friend!
         
        07-06-2012, 12:26 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
    And that is exactly why I deactivated my FB account!

    I had the same issue, not that I was posting mean comments about others, but I was tired of resetting my privacy settings every time they updated it.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:57 PM
      #17
    Trained
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
         
        07-06-2012, 01:26 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
    It does have interesting "facets", such as freedom of speech when off the job, assuming the teacher was off the job.

    And, to me - it also speaks to the state of affairs of education in this country. Teachers, in general, belong to the largest union in the US (NEA) and complain on a consistant basis about their pay, not their inability to teach due to the restrictions placed on them by policies, regulations, and laws - many of which the NEA has had a hand in. The NEA publically stated they "will worry about the children when they can vote in union elections." No apologies given and little outrage.

    So, if a teacher voluntarily wants to teach under those conditions, belong to a union such as that, fine. It does not absolve them YET of any and all unprofessional behavior. This parent will not win, mark my words....the teacher will not lose their license. At best she will get a PAID leave of absence.
         
        07-06-2012, 01:42 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
    See, GH, that's part of reason I almost don't use FB (except posting my horses from time to time or connect with friends). Because FB seems to be quite unreliable when it comes to privacy. Good 'ol email (or, better, phone call) works much better IMHO.
    COWCHICK77 likes this.
         
        07-06-2012, 01:58 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Good 'ole email isn't safe either, once again you may think you are having a private chat with a friend, but you never know who they may accidentally or otherwise forward it to.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Be Careful Doveguy Horse Talk 10 09-07-2010 01:14 PM
    You Have To Be SO Careful! writer23 Horse Health 12 05-14-2010 08:03 AM
    Be Careful What You Wish For FoxRidgeRanch General Off Topic Discussion 2 04-06-2009 02:02 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0