Saturday, March 14, 2009

Censoring Facebook

Tera recently posted on her blog about censoring her Facebook account because she added clients and coworkers as friends. Obviously there are certain things that you wouldn’t post on there if you knew that people you work with read it. You wouldn’t want to complain about work a WHOLE lot!

It got me thinking about if I sensor what I post on my blog. I finally decided that in general I don’t. What you read is pretty much a direct feed to my head. (See also nipple post) That sometimes means that I have rambly posts that go on and on forever and also have some very disjointed posts that end up in bullets.

However, after a while I got to thinking that I do indeed censor it a bit. For example, I have never posted my wife’s name (although, if you are a super sluth, you can find it). I have never posted specifically where I work or certainly have never posted who my clients are. And, I guess there haven’t ever been any noodie pictures of me on here, so I censor it in that regard too. Which of course is your loss.

The old saying probably applies: “Don’t do anything online that you wouldn’t want your mom finding out.” Although, my mom reads my blog! For that matter, last week I added her on Facebook as well.


Do you censor your blogs or facebook accounts? I think we probably all do a bit, but do you ever have an entire post written and just delete the entire thing? Anything completely off limits? Let me know!

8 comments:

Pat said...

The best is when someone publishes a post, thinks better of it and then deletes it. It stays on google reader, so you get to read it.

I think the 'no noodle picture policy' is a good one.

Bob Hazen said...

I really don't censor mine. I figure it's all stuff I'd talk about if anyone asked me. Now I keep mine pretty much related to running so I guess in a way that censoring..

Kelly said...

My facebook isn't censored, but I have "limited profile" friends (all family and my boyfriends family and coworkers) who can't see all my drunken pictures. My blog is censored quite a bit because a lot of family reads it (my grandpa is addicted). I don't swear or say anything inappropriate. I do complain about work a lot, but my coworkers don't know my blog.

Michelle said...

I don't usually censor my blog but there was one post i wrote, posted and then deleted. It was a bit too private i thought....

Facebook? Well i never write anything personal there. More along the lines of YUM i'm eating peanut butter now!!!

Or yay its the weekend...stuff like that!!! Photos i just put up mostly me actually!!!!!

Marcy said...

Nah I don't really censor mine. Anything I say on my blog I'd say in real life. However, I DO like to keep my blog somewhat contained (ie: I have Sitemeter, my blog is not in search engines [unless you specifically ask for it], and there is no cache) because I think I would get somewhat weirded out if my IL's saw it LMAO!

Christine said...

HAHA...does writing about being naked count as censoring if I dont disclose my location? lol

sRod said...

I change names where necessary on my blog. But I'm pretty open with Facebook--I have a couple of clients and coworkers on there but I haven't had a reason to worry yet. Although it makes it impossible to put "I hate my job" as my status.

Adam said...

sROD, never even thought about changing names instead of leaving them generic like I do. I may do that in the future.

Kelly - I didn't even know that you could limit access on facebook. Interesting... I may have to look into that.