So are y’all using facebook professionally? Are you listing your real employer? Are you friends with co-workers?
I’ve always kept my facebook profile visible to friends only, and I never friend coworkers or other professionals in my field – or at least I never intended to.
Turns out, I’m friends with folks I went to college with, who were just friends when I added them, but now they’re other working professionals in my field – people who could potentially open doors to new opportunities (or I could open doors to new opportunities for them).
I’m not going to un-friend them, but it’s already opened the door to being Facebook friends with other professionals in my field.
Also, in the consulting engineering industry, being well-known (and well-liked) by colleagues is extremely important, almost as important as your technical skills themselves, and I think some others in my field are beginning to use it professionaly in ways similar to Linked In, or just allowing other professionals to have a little window to their personal lives.
So what do you think? How are you using Facebook?