Self PR online; Oxford Uni gets wise

July 17, 2007

I blogged in March about the new trend of social networks (and blogs) being used by recruiters and employers to screen potential candidates prior to even meeting them. There’s been more press about this in the last few months but interestingly today Oxford Uni has been exposed as using Facebook to find out which students have been causing problems and playing pranks since their exams.

The BBC carries the news today about this. Oxford Uni Students Union has posted about this on their website, warning all students to log in to Facebook and raise their privacy level to prevent the prying eyes of uni staff viewing their profiles.

Let this be another lesson for those who post away on social networks such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace with no thought for the impression their postings may have on people they maybe would rather did not know about their latest antics…


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