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@AnneReuss You are most welcome, Anne.
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@ChanteDNewcomb @ginidietrich Thank you for participating, Chante!
@ginidietrich Thank you Gini, and thank you ALL for stopping by. I'd love to stay connected if you would like: I'm http://www.linkedin.com/in/markstory and @mstory123. Thanks everyone!
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@AnneReuss I think it's perfectly acceptable to most people because people go out, have fun, meet with friend, and GASP - consume alcoholic beverages. I see nothing wrong with a picture of someone holding a beer (unless it's a REALLY bad beer).
@AnneReuss @ginidietrich It had to have been devastating, but if you are going to make a mistake like that, make it when you are 25 and still have PLENTY of time to make up for it.
@lbatzer Thanks for participating - and since we will be ending soon, a HUGE thank you to @ginidietrich for having me here.
@allenmireles True, Especially in a bad economy, Allen, you don't want to give a prospective employer an easy reason to rule you out early in the hiring process. It's hard, but staying on top of Facebook's privacy settings is critical too. I check pretty often because I certainly put things on there that I don't want getting out.
@allenmireles @ginidietrich I reached out to her as well, but to my knowledge, she only responded to a very select few.
@ginidietrich From the last I heard, she was still sort of in hiding. She could have changed so many minds by simply (and literally) writing the last word. I wish she had.
@aimeelwest @AnneReuss Agreed, and welcome to the char, Aimee!
@ginidietrich I had the same conversation with my niece who is not 22 and in her first job. She not only cleaned up her bar pics, she did what a lot of people are doign these says and simply changed her last name in FB.
Since we're talking about one's online reputation below, did you guys see the Cathryn Sloan "All Social Media Managers Should be Under 25" kerfuffle a few months ago? I bet that it ruined this poor young lady's reputation: http://www.nextgenjournal.com/2012/07/dear-nextgen-a-rebuttal-from-the-social-media-old-folks-cathryn-sloane/
@allenmireles Hi Allen!!!!!!
@meghankrane @Brian Ormsbee I think that you have the right approach, Meghan. Younger people will make mistakes, but it IS part of growing up.
@AnneReuss I think you hit it on the head when you said "be yourself," Anne, but also be mindful that what you write may impact others' perceptions of you before they even get to meet you. And I want to see a picture of those boots!
@Brian Ormsbee @yvettepistorio @AnneReuss Brian, you are right. This is a hot topic and has been for some time. I take a slightly contrarian view in the book and posit that at some point, we have to admit that there are things that are simply not measurable. Relationships with people - the heart of social media - cannot be measured if they are established and deepened on the golf course, at a basketball game or online. I have heard the social media ROI question many times, but have never heard anyone question why you are taking a client to lunch.
@yvettepistorio @AnneReuss Nope. No one asked, but I am happy to answer, Yvette. This might surprise you, but my favorite social media management tool is a pair of human hands. HootSuite and other tools can really be helpful, but if one has the time and inclination, there is nothing like having a human being be the person to actually execute your social media strategy.
@Brian Ormsbee @meghankrane Hi Brian. I agree that it *should not* impact your ability to get a job, but I can tell you that most employers, especially in social media, will Google prospective candidates. And dig and dig and dig. And I have seen candidates ruled out for things that I think are pretty silly. It should not matter, but often does.
@meghankrane Good point, Meghan. The problem is, I think, that many people don't realize that the things that they put online can be highly visible and come back to haunt them. Making a comment like "I hate my job" in your personal life can be fine, but if your employer sees it on Twitter, it could come back to hurt you.