Help Me Establish A Double Life
August 19, 2012 6:02 PM Subscribe
I enjoy using Facebook for entertainment purposes - I get a ton of party invites and information about my friends that way. However, I believe Facebook can also be a useful networking tool for my professional career, and I've underutilized it in that capacity because I'm hesitant to friend my co-workers or managers.
posted by wolfdreams01 to Work & Money (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It's not that I don't LIKE my co-workers - they're awesome people. It's just that I don't want them to see a lot of the details of my personal life, especially not the pictures or the invitations to various events.
Can you lock the visibility of any pictures you are tagged in (even pictures that are from other people's pages), so that people in your co-workers group can't see them, but all your other friends can? If so, how?
I am also toying with the idea of creating two separate facebook profiles - one for my "real self" (which would have a different name that only my friends know, and which is completely locked) and one for my sanitized "corporate identity." Is this legal and permitted by Facebook's Terms of Service? And if so, what would be the best way to minimize the chance of having one profile be discovered by HR departments while maximizing the probability of having the other profile get found?