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Re: MySpace...
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 8:06 PM

You bet she's serious.  I'm a defense-side labor attorney.  That means Ithat one of the things I do is defend companies when people sue them for discrimination, harassment, etc. It can be a pretty dirty job.   

Myspace is public and fair game.  It's one of the first places I check when I receive a Complaint that involves a plaintiff under 30 or so.  So be careful what you put up there, 'cause if I get you in a deposition, I suddenly know a lot more about you than you think I do (particularly if you have a blog!)...and that will not help you one bit. 

A good HR assistant will check myspace too.  So, look out.  The good news is that all we do is enter your first and last name into the search feature--we don't expend more effort than that.  So, we're easy to thwart. Change the spelling of your first or last name or use a nickname as a first name.  And be careful when you create your publicly accessible myspace name.  For example, if your name is "Jane Smith," don't have your myspace profile be www.myspace.com/jsmith or www.myspace.com/smithj or some easy variation thereof. 

Of course, if you don't put raunchy or subversive stuff up there, you probably don't have to worry...or I guess you don't have to worry about anything but a boring profile.    Happy surfing!

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