Will you delete your Facebook account of you get into nursing school? - page 8

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 to nursing school will you... Read More

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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.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    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.
    Quote from CuriousMe
    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.
    Quote from CuriousMe
    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.


    Yes, you're "searchable" through public records but what I meant is no one can tell me they know what I did the other day, what I like to eat, how someone ****** me off at work or how I dress on the weekend. No one but my actual friends (real life not fb friends). Also, there's always the debate about what type of account you keep. Do you have only family, only friends, coworkers? Do people feel bad when you don't accept them? Also, many say they use it so people can find them like old friends, classmates...but then they say you can use a fake name...that defeats the purpose a bit.

    I just don't need that. I have bigger fish to fry.

    I am not going to make this a debate on whether FB is a good idea or bad, I am simply saying I find it useless and a total waste of time. It makes it's money of marketing based on what you like and the data you give it and I just chose not to participate.

    And yes, you can censor what you'd say however we're not talking about private one on one conversations with your best friend. I'm talking about having to filter things like what you did this weekend, what you drank, how overwhelmed you are, who you argued with, or general rants that people tend to post on FB and the people who get to read it.

    Suppose you skipped work to study and your boss finds out because of FB or you skipped school to sleep because you were too overwhelmed. It's just to much "what if". And if there is no posting of things like those details then it's not real life so again, I find no point.

    Too much drama and time wasted for me. I find many that are just plain addicted to FB and what new updates and pics people posted.

    AGAIN, you don't have to agree but I am sure I am not the only one out there who chooses to stay away.
    Last edit by Aly529 on May 6, '11
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    You guys, if you think about it, this site (allnurses) is kinda another form of facebook... for nurses. ha ha ha. it's addictive.
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