Yes you can enable review of tags somewhere in the privacy settings. I was surprised some of my photos added by friend were public, which is not a good thing for your employer to see. One must master all the privacy settings in Facebook :)
Andy: There's another drawback that I need to add to the list after I have figured out a better way to describe it: Someone may tag you in a photo without your permission and/or knowledge and that can come back to haunt you. Case in point: a teacher that was on vacation with friends, drinking a glass of wine. Her friend posted a photo and tagged it on the teacher's fb page. That violated the rules of her employment. She was either suspended or fired.
@Barb -- Well put. I 'LIKE' Barb's Facebook rules! Just a few notes:
1. My mother is watching (on Facebook and even Twitter) :)
2. I think one thing that gets overlooked here is who can see posts. The 'friends of friends' rule can be quite far-reaching, when you think about it.
3. I went to a meeting of the SMCFW (Social Media Club Fort Worth) to hear a recently retired Secret Service agent talk about Social sites and the 'promise' of anonymity and privacy. My take on his basic line was this: they really don't exist.
4. Couldn't have said it better. You need to know the rules and make informed decisions. Facebook won't do you any favors in this area.
@FLYINGSCOT - You would be surprised. I have met many people who resisted Facebook and most have no issue with that decision. Like most sites, it is not for everyone, which is why I get a bit annoyed whenever I hear someone say everyone should use it as the only social site. The social move began with the goal of connection and the benefit of choice. We would all do good to remember those things when evaluating these tools. Thanks for speaking up.
@prabhakar_deosthali - Very interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing. Love to see the results of that experiment. Though I am sure there is a cap and the bank is perfectly willing to pay the cap. Quite a nice plan though.
@Cryptoman - The success or failure of ads and business on a social network is about relevance. I don't mind the ads I see that are somewhat relevant to me. The annoyance comes from those that are of little interest or seem suspicious. I think a person's tipping point for what 'price' they pay to be on a network, be that monetary, intellectual, or something else, varies considerably. And true to what you said about alternatives, it will be a fine line for FB to walk. Thanks for the comment.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.