The Wall Street Journal’s September 18th issue has an article in the Personal Journal section titled, College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page is Showing – sorry not sure where the online version of this article is, if I find it I’ll link to it.
The article states that, “…survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledge looking at social-networking sites to evaluate applications … 38% said what they saw negatively affected their views.“
What about how this affects business? I do a lot of business virtually and before I talk with analysts, buyers, or anyone else I usually do a little research – starting with Facebook, MySpace, and Google. It’s pretty amazing what you find and what people decide to share.
Here is the link: