[ RadSafe ] Facebook
stephane_jeanfrancois at merck.com
Wed Aug 25 14:53:33 CDT 2010
For Professional links, I uses LinkedIn. I don't have time for anything more and I simply don't like to share my ''status'' with people I call friends (distant reference to ''Hotel California'' ...)
Simply remember that what you put on these systems may be available for all, depending on your privacy set-ups and of course, all you put is owned by Facebook. If you have a good firewall and even better, you use a MAC, then viruses are not an issue at all, simply refrain from downloading !
Social networking on the web is a reality now and you don't go there if you don't want to be found...For a professionnal, for promoting a service or a discipline, these services (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) are a very popular tool. If you don't use them, the next generations will or are already on it, accessible from a phone. Professionnal Facebook or Twitter accounts like HPS or ICRP may worth it. You simply decide if you can live a decent life without being the first to know at 3:00 am...
What I would recommend : start with a very limited account and put only the minimum that you would be putting on this list for exemple. And see for yourself, this is a personnal call. I found annoying on LinkedIn that one contact went on a successful business trip and find the need to share it. Extra info, no relevence to me, but yet, I receive it on my Iphone. So too much info may not be a good thing. But when you receive a twit that the new regs on radwaste is now available, that have another flavor.
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De : radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] De la part de Edmond Baratta
Envoyé : 25 août 2010 02:59
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Objet : Re: [ RadSafe ] Facebook
I have used Facebook, but only for non-professional use. I think there is a
down size, as there is a loss of privacy. It may contain viruses, but
hopefully your computer can guard against this.
edmond0033 at comcast.net
From: "Wes Van Pelt" <WesVanPelt at verizon.net>
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Facebook
> I see that the American Academy of Health Physics has a Facebook presence
> does the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the ICRP. I would
> like your comments and experience in using Facebook.
> Do you find Facebook useful professionally?
> Is there any downside such as loss of privacy, computer viruses, etc.
> Best regards, Wes
> Wesley R. Van Pelt, PhD, CIH, CHP
> Wesley R. Van Pelt Associates, Inc.
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