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mymy1219 specializes in CNA.

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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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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.

:twocents:

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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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.

:twocents:

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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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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staceym specializes in NICU.

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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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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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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.

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.:twocents:

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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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I had a classmate that was almost kicked out of nursing school for pictures she posted on her facebook account. They were photos of her and other classmates posing with the dummies they use to practice procedures. But, it was the day that they were learning urinary catheters, and the genitals are exchangable (so you can practice male and female insertion). The were holding up the fake parts and posing with the dummy's legs spread open. It was so immature. The school has a written "no photos" policy, but is pretty lax about it, because they need photos for the yearly scrapbook. Just, not those kinds of photos!

She got in trouble, everyone posing in pictures got in trouble. She did delete her facebook account after that.

But, this all goes toward judgment and maturity. She should have known better. Really, she did know better, she just couldn't resist the response she knew she'd get from her friends.

So, yeah. Just be mindful of what you post, and you should be fine.

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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 delete your account? Or if in school now will you delete after you graduate?

You cannot delete your facebook account. The only available action is to 'deactivate' it. This would seem very suspicious if you had a record of facebooking and suddenly, conspicuously 'deactivate' it. Just warrants investigation and a lack of confidence in one's life; possibly a hint of insecurity too. Maybe just take down some photos and remove some rants if you'd like. I was removed from a friend that was becoming a state trooper because of the same situation. He says that they ask for your password and everything, and deleted me as a friend when I posted something about politics.

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Easy solution. Don't be stupid. I know it's hard to use common sense for some people but it really is worth the effort.

That said, I never once considered deleting my facebook account. I know what is appropriate and what is not.

  • Don't play hooky and then post about it.
  • Don't friend everyone you ever come in contact with.
  • Keep your privacy setting to "friends only"
  • Make sure you get notified when things are tagged with your name. Preemptive damage control is a hell of a lot easier then damage control after the fact.

ouunce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, yeah. I think this is a little eccentric though, why subject yourself to such immatuerities in the first place? If you're going to pose with human body parts maybe this isn't your profession, if you're going to profess about it, and flaunt yourself; publicizing it to all of your friends: you definitely don't deserve a healthcare career. Grandma Smith don't want her saggy mammary glands being made fun of a stroke before death, or you texting it to friends between bed visits. Seriously, just grow up and save lives already. If you have something to hide, then you need to just stop suppressing and facilitating that juncture, and oblige and ostrasice/distract yourself with something less provocative, until you've slowly weaned yourself unto a healthy life. It's like a diet for your impulsive mind. You have to manage this.

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DarkBluePhoenix has 3+ years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

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Never had one and never will!

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