Chapter 16. What to Say—and What Not to Say—Online

In all this discussion about Facebook privacy and security, we can’t lay all the responsibility on Facebook’s shoulders. Yes, Facebook has a responsibility to keep its users’ communications secure and relatively private, and it offers a variety of settings to help do so, but at the end of the day Facebook can’t protect us from ourselves. That is, we all have some degree of personal responsibility when posting on Facebook and other social networking sites.

You can do a lot of damage to yourself by posting something stupid. And people post stupid, harmful stuff all the time. It’s like some folks forget that Facebook is a public forum, not a private one; everything you post can and probably will ...

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