March 2011 Archives
March 8, 2011
I was tagged as a "coworker" on Facebook today.
I keep a spartan profile with only my name and profile photo displayed, so I was outraged to find that by tagging me as a coworker, my employment information was added to my profile. By someone else, against my will no less. I could only remove the tag after the fact, and even then, it only removed the information from my own profile, and not my coworker's. Severing ties with that coworker (unfriending) didn't help either.
I also tried to find a way to prevent myself from being tagged in this fashion. Users have the option to prevent tagged photos of themselves from being shown. Users also have the option to prevent others from checking you into places. However, there is no option to prevent others from tagging you as a coworker and adding that information to your own profile as well.