Drunk Facebook posting about how crappy your boss is at 1 a.m.? You might want to rethink that decision.
With many employers now keeping a close eye on their employees’ social media feeds, you’d think people would be a little more conscious about their Internet persona. Keeping as much of your personal Facebook info locked down as possible is definitely a good way to protect your Facebook feed away from the HR manager of current or potential employers.
18-year-old Callum Haywood’s launched a site called “We know what you’re doing…”, which aggregates embarrassing public Facebook posts and sorts them into categories of “Who wants to get fired?”, “Who’s hungover?”, “Who’s taking drugs?”, and “Who’s got a new phone number?” Each category, as you can see, is pretty self-explanatory in which posts sort under what.
Business Insider’s Kevin Smith thinks that “We know what you’re doing” just may get people “fired, arrested, or stalked.” However, all this information is readily available to the public as all of this information is pulled directly from public feeds. Haywood even offers on his site to pull down any of these embarrassing posts on his site, as the disclaimer reads, “If you see any posts on here that are yours and you want them removing, delete them from Facebook first, then they will stop appearing here (may take up to an hour), or contact me to block any posts by you from appearing.” If anything, I think “We know what you’re doing” helps raise awareness about just how vulnerable your Facebook information is if you don’t keep your settings private. Sometimes, you might just have to learn the hard way.