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Web safety training video keeps mentioning MySpace and Friendster.

It covers best practices well, and the graphics make me think it's a more recent creation, but...

MySpace and Friendster.

· SubwayTooter · 0 · 2

@theartguy Does it say to never give out our real name on the internet?

@bgcarlisle Focus was on student safety. In their case, no names or photos. No mention was made about best practices for teachers.

If I'm not told not to, I can, right? That's how it works?

@theartguy I was curious, because that's what they told us as well, in what little tech ed they gave us back then

But in the age of Facebook's "you can only have one identity and it must be your legal one" policy, I wondered if that was no longer the orthodoxy

@bgcarlisle My employer's policy doesn't insist we use fake names, but we aren't supposed to reveal who our employer is in our profiles. It's suggested we lock our accounts down so only friends can see them.