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Email from work: FB related

Hi all - I received this email from someone in our marketing department today (It was sent to everyone ins the sales department):

"I will be making a presentation on social media next week and I know that a few of you have your own twitter handles, facebook pages, etc etc that you personally use to help drive traffic to your events. Please send me a link or handle name for each one you have so that we can get an understanding of how to incorporate these into the overall social marketing focus and what pointers I can give to you, and you to me.

 

There is also the issue of brand and intellectual property rights so we would need to have a record and access to each of these pages to ensure that if anyone ever left the company that they don?t become disgruntled and post the recipe to Witte or where Bill gets his power sandals.

 

I will be sending out various social media tutorials this week for you to review before the meeting. I?m hoping that this will answer many generic questions and we can focus on problem solving and what you would like to see integrated in the future. I?ll be available all week to troubleshoot and answer questions. "

 

What do ladies think of this? I have a facebook and twitter, and I sometimes use them to promote a specific event that I do, and I am friends with a few of my coworkers, however, I have privacy settings set up so that they cannot see my wall/photos/etc. Some parts of my life need to be mine, and I dont want my work people in my business.

 

Do you think I need to provide my social media info to my work?  really feel like this is an invasion of my privacy....

Re: Email from work: FB related

  • This is really tough.  I am not in sales nor am I familiar with all of the rules and laws surrounding copyright/property rights... but the only thing I can think to suggest is to, from this point on, keep your work relationships and event promotions 100% completely separate from the rest of your life... ie no coworker "friends" on FB and no promoting work events through your regular FB page.  You can always set up a separate page for coworkers and work events that your company can have access to, this way you won't be caught in that gray area.  I totally understand not wanting your company to have access to your personal life.  HTH
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  • I would definitely want a copy of those tutorials before allowing them to have access to my facebook. Is there any way you could create a page just for your business dealings? My school district recently gave us the OK to access Facebook at work, but advised teachers to create a new account if they were going to have parents and students access the page for reasons related to their classes.
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  • Hi ladies - thanks for the input... I sent an email clairfying if they are looking for our personal info, or for specific work related info.

     I am, from now on, not mentioning anything work related on my facebook page. Its just not worth them wanting to poke into my private life

  • I am choosing to read this as your boss needing access to "FB pages" rather than "FB account" access. You do have an expectation of privacy and they shouldn't force you to hand over your private information, but where you've used FB to direct traffic to work-related matters, e.g. created a page or event or whatever, they should be able to have that. If they say no, we need your whole FB account info, username, pw, etc ... tell them that you'll delete your FB before providing that data. I would. And the whole thing about disgruntled employees posting private information - really, do they not operate with standard NDAs when you sign up? Because absent that, even if you gave them the golden key to your FB, you could just turn around, start a whole new FB account and post the taboo information that way. Duh. Bosses are so stupid.
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  • No way in hell would I give my work access to my FB account. No way.

    I agree with a pp just sign some agreement that from here on you won't use your personal FB account to direct traffic to work social events.

    Keep the two seperate.

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  • I agree with the ladies about separation of work and life but this all feels so orwelian to me...

    creeps me out 

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  • Update: I checked with work and they are referring to only "facebook pages" not facebook profiles.... For example, there is someone that has a facebook page for Brewery Events in Albany that they run themselves... Work is looking to have access to that, and not the personal page of the person running that work-related page...

    Phew... even still, Im just going to avoid posting any work related info.

     

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    Update: I checked with work and they are referring to only "facebook pages" not facebook profiles.... For example, there is someone that has a facebook page for Brewery Events in Albany that they run themselves... Work is looking to have access to that, and not the personal page of the person running that work-related page...

    Phew... even still, Im just going to avoid posting any work related info.

     

    well thats good they arent into the profiles but it still feels like a slippery slope to me...

     

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  • No I wouldn't give them your personal info.  Maybe you could make a special business one that you can use to promote your events from now on?
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