I tend to follow social media policies that in my assessment do protect workers's right to engage in meaningful conversations. I know there is a tendency for some employees to involved in excesses but the action of a few should not negate the long term benefit that comes with a social media policy that is all inclusive.
Agreed that location information makes one vulnerable. Suppose I really live in one place but show up across the country, for all to see on my Timeline? Not too difficult to figure out I'm not home. And those are just the personal implications.
Suppose I call in sick and my location is shown as the local watering hole or the mall?
Location could well be a serious security concern for companies in terms of social posting. A senior executive or other high-level employee posting with location attached from a particular place could, merely by virtue of their unusual location, blow details of a particular business deal, reveal secrets to competitors, and/or affect company stock.
And yes, I realize that some of those personal guidelines for myself might not be workable or desirable for others (at least, those who don't use social media for any business or professional purpose).
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