Always use the technology in legal and appropriate ways – including taking into account your obligations regarding proper conduct as a citizen of the university. Be thoughtful in your posts regarding the university, your colleagues, and fellow students.
Just as with all public forums, you cannot ensure who does and does not have access to your information. Any text or photo placed online is available to anyone in the world – even if you limit access to your site.
Be aware that information you post online may continue to stay on the World Wide Web even after you erase or delete that information from your profiles or blog. Do not post anything that could reflect negatively on you, your family, your friends, and university.
Apply the same common sense that is used in physical space to the web – both in how you present yourself and how you interpret others. Do not post any confidential or sensitive information online that may open yourself or others to predators. Keep in mind that it is easy to create false identity online.
You are legally responsible for your posts on the social networking sites. Be as discreet, respectful, accurate, and factual as you can be in any comments or content you post online.
Potential employers, internship supervisors, graduate admission officers, and scholarship committees search social networking sites to screen candidates and applications.