We've been warned, time and time again,
but we still don't seem to get it. Social Media = Danger. Maybe
Microsoft Office 2013 will finally drive it home.
People get fired, not hired, arrested, convicted,
thrown in jail, and more for what they put on their Facebook Page.
Nothing new there. People put what they put on Facebook knowing
that a certain group of other people will see it.
A cop posts up about how he likes to drink a cold
beer on his front porch on warm summer nights. He knows people will
see it, his posts talk directly to them. Somehow he still gets
fired. Can you believe it?
All he wrote was, "Yes, I just sat on the front
porch naked and enjoyed a cold beer. Love the warm summer nights.
If that offends you then (expletive deleted) off and delete me as a
friend. If not so be it friend." Who doesn't do that?
Hey, if you want to kiss your French Poodle, or
French Kiss a Poodle, and put it on Facebook, somebody may care,
but not me. It seems that someone always has a problem with, or
because of, Facebook.
Thirty-five Bazooka Bubble Gum wrappers and $3 used
to get you a pair of X-Ray Specs. X-Ray Specs would allow you to see
through your dog right to his bones, see through peoples clothes,
and nobody would know. Office 2013 is kind of like that.
An email from the Senior Vice-President of the
Universal Bank of the Wide Wide World, concerning a very important
and large financial matter, urging me to have faith in him and his
bank, arrives, his picture is attached. He is in his late 50's,
strongly built, handsome, grayed temples, distinguished, and
holding a large trout.
Mr. Troutman probably didn't intend to include his Facebook
picture. Probably never imagined that someone else, me, could have
his Facebook picture and recent posts included every time he emails
me just by checking a box. Outlook 2013 does just that.
Outlook did it for everyone CC'd on his email too,
giving me an up-close and personal look into their lives. Mr.
Troutman, using some older version of Outlook, didn't see that
coming either, and a picture is worth a thousand words.
I don't think Mr. Troutman knew that Loan Officer
Lisa's (LOL's) Facebook photo included a stripper pole, although it
may have had something to do with his hiring her. LOL. LOL may not
be there too long if the HR folks get upgraded to Outlook 2013.
It's not just Facebook either, it's LinkedIn too,
and other less popular Social Media sites. Most people aren't
going to know, 2013 is new and the user base is so small, but now
So go ahead, kiss a poodle dog, or not, some people
may care, but I don't, because that's your call, and that's