Dear young friends with Facebook or Myspace, etc., accounts

Dear young friends with Facebook or Myspace, etc., accounts: The bottomline from an article in tomorrow’s NYTimes: “Don’t be an idiot“. Money quote: “I think students have the view that Facebook is their space and that the adult world doesn’t know about it,” said Mark W. Smith, assistant vice chancellor and director of the career center at Washington University in St. Louis. “But the adult world is starting to come in.” (See, also.)

  • bhudgins

    If it were only the potential hirers (or current employers) who were coming in, the lessons learned would be valuable, if initially painful. Sadly, adults with less sterling motives have long ago discovered these spots and are exploiting them. Ditto Craigslist and some others. Online is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want my kids, if I had any, to live there.

  • bhudgins

    If it were only the potential hirers (or current employers) who were coming in, the lessons learned would be valuable, if initially painful. Sadly, adults with less sterling motives have long ago discovered these spots and are exploiting them. Ditto Craigslist and some others. Online is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want my kids, if I had any, to live there.