Sharing Gone Wrong
Cases of sharing gone wrong are something we hear about often. Here are a few recent stories about sharing gone wrong. Some of them you may have heard of. Others may make you think twice.
Sharing passwords with a girlfriend/boyfriend can be less than romantic
Full story: "Why sharing passwords with your girlfriend/boyfriend is a spectacularly bad idea." FORBES, TECH. Jan. 18, 2012 @ 12:12PM.
Facebook firing after 'friend' boss ripped
A real case of "sharing gone wrong," an employee shares how she feels about her job with her social media 'friends,' including her boss who is one of her 'friends.' She loses her job and a 'friend.'
Full story: "Facebook firing after 'friend' boss ripped"
Next time you plan to go away or are on vacation, think twice about sharing your plans and vacation photos on social media. You can find yourself sharing the fact that you are away with family, friends, and unknown burglars. Burglars used social media to find out when 'friends' were away, making the burglary quite convenient for themselves.
Remember, what you post online becomes public information. It is no longer under your control.
A real life example of sharing gone wronge, a schoolgirl's Facebook invitation to her sixteenth birthday party goes viral. Police and rioting crowds are among the unintentionally invited "guests."
Blogging high school teacher has no job
A recent story about an area school teacher reminds us to be aware of how far reaching our blog posts can be. The blogs of a teacher who thought she was sharing with her seven online 'friends' find their way to the judging eyes of her students, their parents, and administrative eyes.
Be careful what you share and know who you're sharing with.
Full story: "Blogging high school teacher has no job." USA TODAY, ONDEADLINE. Feb. 15, 2011.
New Google employee fired over post before starting
Excited about his new job working for Google, a young man shares his excitement in posts to Reddit. His posts unfortunately violate a nondisclosure agreement and he loses his job.
Full story: "New Google employee fired over Reddit post"
Twitter Comment Costs Greek Athlete Spot in Olympics
An athlete was removed from Greece’s Olympic team for posting a disparaging comment on Twitter.
Full story: "Twitter Comment Costs Greek Athlete Spot in Olympics"