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Postby gustrock » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:40 pm

Do you think ad com's snoop around?
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toolshed
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Re: Facebook

Postby toolshed » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:41 pm

Set everything to private except for your friends. I don't know why people don't do this anyway.

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Re: Facebook

Postby sarlis » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:41 pm

just privative your FB, and you'll be fine. Make sure the only people who can see your profile are your friends.

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Re: Facebook

Postby gustrock » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:42 pm

exactly. i dont think people can even search my name unless they are a friend of a friend.

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Re: Facebook

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:11 pm

It would take something seriously messed up for an adcom to reject you based on something on your facebook. Just don't have anything illegal up (coke, pot, dead bodies).

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Re: Facebook

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:12 pm

i set almost everything on private. Im the only one who can see my photos.

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Re: Facebook

Postby James Bond » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:12 pm

beach_terror wrote:It would take something seriously messed up for an adcom to reject you based on something on your facebook. Just don't have anything illegal up (coke, pot, dead bodies).


um...welcome to 2010? People are being fired from jobs and not getting them in the first place because of facebook. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch to see others not getting into schools because of the same.

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Re: Facebook

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:14 pm

sdegarmo wrote:i set almost everything on private. Im the only one who can see my photos.


Same.

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Re: Facebook

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:16 pm

Rawlsian wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:i set almost everything on private. Im the only one who can see my photos.


Same.


but this is also because my parents and their friends have facebooks now too. i used to be into freshman - junior year of UG, now i just use it primarily to keep up with people that moved away after UG or HS. gChat is slowly replacing that though too.

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Re: Facebook

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:23 pm

biv0ns wrote:
beach_terror wrote:It would take something seriously messed up for an adcom to reject you based on something on your facebook. Just don't have anything illegal up (coke, pot, dead bodies).


um...welcome to 2010? People are being fired from jobs and not getting them in the first place because of facebook. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch to see others not getting into schools because of the same.


I've talked with a lot of employers in my area (Philadelphia), and it was pretty much consensus that as long as you don't have evidence of doing something illegal, they're not going to care. Drinking in college is evidence of being normal, if anything. Job fairs at my school confirmed this. I'd like to see some of the pages of the people that got denied though, if you don't have common sense as to what is reasonable and what is excessive, then they probably deserved getting the axe anyway.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:24 pm

toolshed wrote:[strike]Set everything to private except for your friends[/strike]Stop posting pictures of yourself blackout drunk with your cock out. I don't know why people don't do this anyway.

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Re: Facebook

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:27 pm

Renzo wrote:
toolshed wrote:[strike]Set everything to private except for your friends[/strike]Stop posting pictures of yourself blackout drunk with your cock out. I don't know why people don't do this anyway.


That would be excessive. Having pictures with beer in your hand is what I'm referring to as fine. Necking a bottle of 10$ vodka, is not.

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Re: Facebook

Postby James Bond » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:28 pm

beach_terror wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
beach_terror wrote:It would take something seriously messed up for an adcom to reject you based on something on your facebook. Just don't have anything illegal up (coke, pot, dead bodies).


um...welcome to 2010? People are being fired from jobs and not getting them in the first place because of facebook. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch to see others not getting into schools because of the same.


I've talked with a lot of employers in my area (Philadelphia), and it was pretty much consensus that as long as you don't have evidence of doing something illegal, they're not going to care. Drinking in college is evidence of being normal, if anything. Job fairs at my school confirmed this. I'd like to see some of the pages of the people that got denied though, if you don't have common sense as to what is reasonable and what is excessive, then they probably deserved getting the axe anyway.


Well as long as you don't shoot a cop or two I think they don't look down on you there

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Re: Facebook

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:34 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Renzo wrote:
toolshed wrote:[strike]Set everything to private except for your friends[/strike]Stop posting pictures of yourself blackout drunk with your cock out. I don't know why people don't do this anyway.


That would be excessive. Having pictures with beer in your hand is what I'm referring to as fine. Necking a bottle of 10$ vodka, is not.

In hiring situations people make all kinds of assumptions about you, from the way dress, the way you stand, the way you introduce yourself, etc. Employers will make the same kinds of assumptions about the persona you put fourth on the web. I'm not saying holding a beer is always going to hurt, but employers are not going to give you the benefit of the doubt, so it's important to look at your own persona and think "does this make me look like the kind of responsible person I'd want to hire, or does this make me look like a hard-partying frat boy?" Corona in hand hugging your SO on the beach in front of the sunset in vacation paradise wouldn't trouble me; pic of me hugging strangers at a keg party needs to come down.

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Re: Facebook

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:36 pm

biv0ns wrote:
Well as long as you don't shoot a cop or two I think they don't look down on you there


QFT

Philly still isn't as bad as most people think though. Although you do have to watch out for the occasional Temple 3L.

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Re: Facebook

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:39 pm

How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

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Re: Facebook

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:40 pm

beach_terror wrote:QFT

Philly still isn't as bad as most people think though. Although you do have to watch out for the occasional Temple 3L.

Is your tar from COB?

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Re: Facebook

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:41 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

If you're set to private, they won't. But not a week ago I had a job interview where the interviewer asked me "are we going to find anything you'd need to explain when we google you?"

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Re: Facebook

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:41 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:i set almost everything on private. Im the only one who can see my photos.


Same.


but this is also because my parents and their friends have facebooks now too. i used to be into freshman - junior year of UG, now i just use it primarily to keep up with people that moved away after UG or HS. gChat is slowly replacing that though too.


Wait? I'm confused. What does you being into freshman have to do with anything?

EDIT: Immediately upon posting this I figured out what you meant.

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Re: Facebook

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:42 pm

Renzo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

If you're set to private, they won't. But not a week ago I had a job interview where the interviewer asked me "are we going to find anything you'd need to explain when we google you?"

The disadvantages of being 'the other' Shane Diesel, huh?

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Re: Facebook

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:44 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

If you're set to private, they won't. But not a week ago I had a job interview where the interviewer asked me "are we going to find anything you'd need to explain when we google you?"

The disadvantages of being 'the other' Shane Diesel, huh?

:lol: My alter ego is a power-hungry mayor of a small town in my home state, so it can actually only help!

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Re: Facebook

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:47 pm

Renzo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

If you're set to private, they won't. But not a week ago I had a job interview where the interviewer asked me "are we going to find anything you'd need to explain when we google you?"



I'm not sure if its good or bad that you can't find shit by googling my name. Best I can find is a senior design project if you google the department I was in during undergrad.

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Re: Facebook

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:49 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How are potential employers getting access to your facebook anyway?

If you're set to private, they won't. But not a week ago I had a job interview where the interviewer asked me "are we going to find anything you'd need to explain when we google you?"



I'm not sure if its good or bad that you can't find shit by googling my name. Best I can find is a senior design project if you google the department I was in during undergrad.

A friend was telling me there's actually a service you can sign up for that will do just this. It's like reverse search optimization, they do everything they can do bury your personal info way down deep in search results, so that strangers can't find it.

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Re: Facebook

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:51 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
Is your tar from COB?


Yessir.

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Re: Facebook

Postby meddlingkid » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:56 pm

I don't know about you all but I'm obsessive about "de-tagging" myself from certain pictures, too, because I have no idea what my friends' privacy setting are.




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