While social media is a valuable tool, remember that these “free” services aren’t exactly public utilities. Ask Mark Zuckerberg.
No, not that Mark Zuckerberg, the other one. “Isn’t there only one,” you ask?
Meet [Mark S. Zuckerberg, Esq.] , Indiana bankruptcy attorney. According to the LA Times, Zuckerberg has plummeted in Google searches, and disappeared from Facebook, with the rise of the younger Zuckerberg.
>If you had Googled Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, you would have found me. No
>one else. Mark S. Zuckerberg, bankruptcy attorney. If you had repeated the
>search two years later, you wouldn’t have found me at all. Now my name
>isn’t mine any more. The website HowManyofMe.com claims that only 1 Mark
>Zuckerberg exists in the entire United States. Which one do you think
Zuckerberg has handled the entire matter well, apparently, taking out the domain name “www.IamMarkZuckerberg.com,” to help clarify the matter.
But it’s a worthwhile reminder: you don’t even have the right to your own name on Facebook, or Twitter, or any private social media site. When you’re drafting a social media policy, make sure you explore ownership of your own content. As Mark Zuckerberg knows, the answers aren’t always clear.
[Mark S. Zuckerberg, Esq.]: http://www.zucklaw.com