You may have noticed the “disclaimer” posted on the sidebar of this site. It is no coincidence that the first topic here is about personal information listed on the web. Facebook, an online social networking site, that has recently been the big topic on college campuses, in recent publications (Time, The Washington Post & Fast Company to name a few), and now even businesses are onboard. Some companies are using Facebook as a way to reach new customers and to tap the young adult market. Other companies are using Facebook as a way to connect to their employees; future, past and present.
What happens when companies get "too personal"? People have been fired for things they’ve said about their company online; others have not been hired because of statements, pictures or opinions posted online. Alison Doyle, on about.com, warns that, “if your blog, web site or profile contains information on your real identity, the people you least expect, and those that you certainly don't want reading it, may find it. Not only your boss and prospective employers, but, also your customers, colleagues and coworkers.” Is it ethical for current or future employers to view your personal information, profile or pictures online? What do you think?