Photographs of Rebecca Leighton have been all over the TV news during the past few days. It seemed obvious to me these had been taken from her Facebook profile.
Rhys Griffiths has written an excellent blog pointing out how important it is to keep your profile private.
Only Becki's friends and family know her. Who knows the context of some of these images.
My own profile is locked down and very private. I drink very little, but there are pictures of me stone-cold sober but looking completely off my head, dancing. Taken out of context by someone who doesn't know me might have a different impression.
Posting something extra alongside links on Facebook pages does make a difference. Just posting up links without a question or comment, or directly from an RSS feed suggests there is little interest in developing a conversation with readers.
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