People using social media to post personal feelings and opinions is nothing new. We have all heard stories of people who have been fired or disciplined because of FB images or posts that criticize their employers.
Almost every time, the argument is that they should have a right to privacy and employers have no right to use their Facebook activities to discipline them.
Personally, I think it's a dumb argument. Facebook is not your own private network. It's free public website that you use willingly because you want others to see what you have posted.
I think that if you are dumb enough to bad mouth your boss or post personal feelings about your job in public, then you deserve what you get because you are an idiot. If you are a police officer, you don't post information or derogatory statements about your officer involved shooting where someone was killed.
It's no different than behaving like a fool during the office Christmas party..but at least that is forgivable in most cases.
I think that if you want a personal journal to post your feelings and you have a position that could put you in a bad light, that you don't use the internet..especially not a free, public website. People whisper out in public when they are saying things that they don't want overheard, but they'll publish them online freely without a thought to who can see it. It's a really stupid and somewhat arrogant thing to do.
I'm really getting sick of people expecting privacy, for their public behavior. It's ridiculous and I have no sympathy for any of them in this day and age. The web is not a mystery anymore and even if it was, why would you post things that you don't want people to see, somewhere that you don't fully understand how it works?
It's not YOUR internet. There are ways to have privacy online, but they don't involve using free, public, social websites.
What do you guys think?