I am "Facebook friends" with a large number of my nursing peers. I am often quite surprised at the behavior I see exhibited by them in so public a place.
1. Lots and lots of foul language/inappropriate pics, etc.
2. Lots and lots of "oh, man, I'm so wasted right now...bout to go to the next bar!!!"
3. Lots and lots of TMI about relationships, affairs, drunkeness, fights, whatever.
On their FB profile, they have it proudly posted that they are "Registered Nurse at So-and-so Hospital", or "Proud PEDI Nurse!" or "School nurse at Ur Dum Akadimy".
I cringe sometimes when I see some of this stuff, and think to myself "what would their employer think?" or, "Hope they're not interviewing soon with a computer-adept manager".
I try to keep my social media as clean as I can, and don't flaunt any of my bad habits for the world to see.
But, what do you think? Do nurses have a responsibility to maintain a professional demeanor on their (supposedly) private social media sites?
Another possibility: Am I an old fart?