Skip to comments.Colleges, employers ask for Facebook passwords
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by madison10
Some employers and college are asking to see applicants' Facebook pages from job applicants and student athletes, according to a report on Tuesday.
MSNBC's Red Tape Chronicles blog said job applicants at the Maryland Department of Corrections have been asked to log into their accounts so that interviewers could see their wall posts, friends, photos and anything else they may have behind the social network's privacy wall...
...Facebook spokesperson Frederic Wolens said many such school and employer policies appear to violate the site's terms.
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That would be the end of any interest I might have in an employer, a school, or whatever, the conversation would be over.
Pretty funny. I have two facebook accounts. One is squeaky clean.
Actually I have a third, but it is a fake name. It is a person that is virtual only...
No kidding. Do they also ask for the keys to your home so that they can listen to your phone messages, and read your mail?
So, if your profile picture isn't a picture of you......you can simply say "sorry, I don't have a FB account." That is, IF you want to be so kind. I am not sure I could be.
Not a bonafied occupational requirement.
Means they can’t ask that question, anymore than they can ask age or religion.
If you tell them you don’t use social media of any type and only use the WWW for surfing or emailing, are you instantly disqualified since they can’t check your facebook/myspace/twitter account? I use none of these nor do I text. Does that make you a suspicious character not to be trusted? Just because you don’t want to share what your dog barfed up this morning or what brand of milk you bought with every troll out there? I see folks so engrossed in their tweeting or texting or facebooking just walking along oblivious to what’s going on around them. Makes for easy targets. Just sayin’.
I wonder if Obama’s spies are in any way involved, or if this is just a really stupid idea that the schools & employers thought up by themselves.
On another subject, I could not delete emails from my Outlook this morning and the first thing I thought was that the admiistration hadn’t finished downloading my emails to their enemies database.
Suddenly the delete began working. Very strange.
No one needs any job (or academic program) that badly. Sounds like they are looking for evidence of evil, anti-progressive sympathies.
I asked this question on the previous thread: is it possible to create a FB account for the sole purpose of giving the middle finger to requests such as this? I don’t have a FB account.
Well I guess that makes it VERY wrong then, can't have the Zuckermann getting angry now.
College students, employees ask for College president`s and CEO`s Facebook passwords
... nor a MySpace account. Nor do I text, twitter, or tweet ...
... or make any other bird noises ...
It appears your thoughts on social networking are about like mine.
Serious waste of time. Just the idea of twitter not to mention the name itself, makes me want to hurl. Texting the same. My thoughts on texting! A nice method of locating a lost soul in a blizzard when the battery won’t sustain voice.
I also have three. One is the real me (in your face and NOT pc). Another is for work (yes, I’m required to have it for an additional duty I have). The third is a virtual person (friends with my daughter to keep tabs on her).
Do as Nancy Reagan says and just say no.
Was this the other thread you mentioned? Just curious what the other thread about facebook title was.
A ‘Halal’ Version of Facebook Coming Soon
If my employer want to see my Facebook account, I hope he/she enjoys reading my posts about:
1) My rants about Syracuse losing Fab Melo for the tournament.
2) How much I enjoy Jim Boeheim’s rants during a press conference
3) My wife and I agreeing that Sarah Palin is not just hot but would make a great president.
4) Pictures of me flipping the bird to Georgetown fans.
5) My daily comments agreeing with posts by Walter Williams.
6) Comments on why I prefer Glock handguns over anything else
7) Comments of me crash talking with Carolina fans
8) Wishing my gay cousin Happy Birthday and congratulations on his gay engagement(ugh)
9) Comments about how the hot girls from high school are 20 years later Rosanne Barr look-a-likes
10) Comments on How much I just LOVE my job!!