By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

Living in the fishbowl

Students already know — or, least, they should know — that their Facebook and MySpace profiles can and will be used against them when they’re looking for a job. Now Ross Kerber reports in the Boston Globe that personal information posted to employment services such as and is ending up in the hands of marketers.

Which has me thinking about LinkedIn, a professional social-networking site that I joined about a year ago at the invitation of citizen-journalism pioneer Lisa Williams. As best as I can tell, I haven’t gotten any sales calls due to my LinkedIn profile. But I suppose it’s only a matter of time. We’re all living in the fishbowl now.

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  1. adamg

    I’ve been getting a lot more Facebook than LinkedIn invitations of late (which itself is kind of interesting), but back when I was getting a slew of LinkedIn invitations, most seemed to be from salespeople trying to sell me insurance.

  2. Peter Porcupine

    Dan – here’s the REAL hot Facebook app: ENEMY BOOK!

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