Will you delete your Facebook account of you get into nursing school? - page 6

I've been thinking alot about my Facebook account since all the problems it has brought to people not only in nursing school but also peoples lives. So my question to you is: if you get accepted... Read More

  1. Visit  caregiver1977 profile page
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    I just want to say that you don't have to have your real name attached to your facebook account. It has to be a real sounding name, but your facebook page does not have to have your real first and last name on it. Mine doesn't. This will make it MUCH HARDER for people to search and find you on facebook. Even when I friend family I have to tell them who I really am, LOL!
  2. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    Quote from patient1977
    I just want to say that you don't have to have your real name attached to your facebook account. It has to be a real sounding name, but your facebook page does not have to have your real first and last name on it. Mine doesn't. This will make it MUCH HARDER for people to search and find you on facebook. Even when I friend family I have to tell them who I really am, LOL!
    Actually, you can set up your facebook account so that it can't be searched for....makes it even easier.
    DolceVita likes this.
  3. Visit  kelsey.kristine profile page
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    I see no reason to delete mine. My supervisor at the hospital is even my friend! As are some of my coworkers, all RN's(one other CNA). My dad's a politician, so I'm already cautious as to what I write and post, but I'm mature and able to make good decisions. I don't party so I don't have bad pictures being tagged of me. I don't have pictures of me drinking on there, I don't update bad statuses or whatnot....and honestly, I have a lot of friends all over the world(I was an exchange student) and FB is a great way to stay in touch....I'd hate to lose that.
    caregiver1977 and CuriousMe like this.
  4. Visit  Aly529 profile page
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    No FB here. Ever. You cannot google me. Not that I don't see how it MAY be helpful for some and of course with discipline and common sense you can stay out of trouble by either wasting time or posting the wrong things.

    It's just that I watched a 60 mins interview where they showed early documentation of the guy who owns FB (forgot his name) and he mentioned something along the lines of "I can't believe how many idiots sign up and give me all their info"... So I'd rather stay away.

    Also, if I have to use a fake name and sensor what I post to "market" to a certain crowd or not befriend certain people then what's the point. It's not really me. My real friends know how to reach me.
    DarkBluePhoenix likes this.
  5. Visit  GirlDotson profile page
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    No. I'll just have to make sure not to post pics of me and body parts or organs or whatever the placenta is considered.
  6. Visit  upstatenygirl profile page
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    Quote from paco69
    so what's wrong with using a different name on facebook? that way if you're searched your profile won't be immediately found.
    you can edit your privacy settings so that your name is not searchable.
  7. Visit  upstatenygirl profile page
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    Quote from leenak
    i spend 30 minutes/week on facebook. i don't friend any coworkers, period. i also rarely post. now if i started friending professors and what not, i think i'd just create a new account for professional purposes only.
    thats okay---but there is linkedin for that. most professionals use linkedin for business networking.
  8. Visit  mymy1219 profile page
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    This is a great topic because i was just telling one of my friends that facebook is messing me up. I have the facebook app on my blackberry and i look at my phone all throughout the day. I know i have to study sometimes and instead of being in my books im in my phone on facebook or on the comp... I know that i need to delete the app. ASAP
  9. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    Quote from Aly529
    No FB here. Ever. You cannot google me. Not that I don't see how it MAY be helpful for some and of course with discipline and common sense you can stay out of trouble by either wasting time or posting the wrong things.

    It's just that I watched a 60 mins interview where they showed early documentation of the guy who owns FB (forgot his name) and he mentioned something along the lines of "I can't believe how many idiots sign up and give me all their info"... So I'd rather stay away.

    Also, if I have to use a fake name and sensor what I post to "market" to a certain crowd or not befriend certain people then what's the point. It's not really me. My real friends know how to reach me.
    Censoring is really just about using common sense. There's things you'd say to your friends in confidence, sitting in your kitchen that you may not say at a wedding reception filled with your friends and family. It's just about remembering who you're talking to.

    As for "giving my data to FB" all they have is my name and e-mail address...and I control what they send to the e-mail address, I'm not worried.
  10. Visit  GirlDotson profile page
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    Quote from Aly529
    No FB here. Ever. You cannot google me. Not that I don't see how it MAY be helpful for some and of course with discipline and common sense you can stay out of trouble by either wasting time or posting the wrong things.

    It's just that I watched a 60 mins interview where they showed early documentation of the guy who owns FB (forgot his name) and he mentioned something along the lines of "I can't believe how many idiots sign up and give me all their info"... So I'd rather stay away.

    Also, if I have to use a fake name and sensor what I post to "market" to a certain crowd or not befriend certain people then what's the point. It's not really me. My real friends know how to reach me.
    I hate to tell you, but no one is unsearchable. There are numerous sites that can tell where you live, your home and cell number, your age, where you were born, what schools you attended, and plethera of other things. If you payed a bill one time, had a landline in your name, graduateed from clas of --, were ever married or divirced...You are searchable. Even my 14 year old daughter is searchable. Sort of scary.
  11. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    Quote from GirlDotson
    I hate to tell you, but no one is unsearchable. There are numerous sites that can tell where you live, your home and cell number, your age, where you were born, what schools you attended, and plethera of other things. If you payed a bill one time, had a landline in your name, graduateed from clas of --, were ever married or divirced...You are searchable. Even my 14 year old daughter is searchable. Sort of scary.
    I've looked at a number of those sites....all the information was wrong (the closest one of the sites got was where I lived 20+ years ago the rest didn't even have that). As long as you take reasonable measures with your data as far as giving it out, the risk is minimal.
    Aly529 likes this.
  12. Visit  staceym profile page
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    I'm going to temporarily suspend my account when I start the application process. Once I know whether I'm in or not, I will bring it back. As it stands now, I have all the privacy settings in place and am thinking about changing the search options so I am not findable.
  13. Visit  CuriousMe profile page
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    Quote from upstatenygirl
    thats okay---but there is linkedin for that. most professionals use linkedin for business networking.
    that may be, but all my classmates are on fb....that's where we share information and get our questions answered. i do have a linkedin account for professional networking, but if the audience you're trying to speak with is not using that tool....it's not very useful.

    as far as prof's though, i wouldn't friend a prof until after i graduated. i just don't think it's appropriate.

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