Set Your MySpace Page to ‘Private’

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The recent article, Delete Your MySpace Page, left out an important option: You can set your MySpace page to “private” so only those you approve can read the contents of your page. This seems like a great way that you can keep your MySpace page and stay in touch with friends, while preventing your MySpace page from being seen by potential employers, clients, or the general public.

This is part of a series of articles highlighting Web 2.0 websites for law students.


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4 Responses to “Set Your MySpace Page to ‘Private’”

  1. Austin Groothuis Says:

    I agree. This is one of my pet peeves and I mention it to younger people I know who tend to put all aspects of their life out there on the web.

    I don’t feel that much older than the students coming into law school. But in the time since I graduated undergrad (2002) social sites have become a way of life for many people in the current age group of incoming 1L’s and especially younger.

    Because many are so immersed in it, they don’t think about how certain things come off as extremely unprofessional and could cost them any chance at a job.

    Along those lines, did you see this on Leiter’s Blog?:
    http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2005/09/top_law_school_.html

  2. Law School Student Resources » Delete Your MySpace Page - 1L 2L 3L Advice, Outlines, Exam Tips Says:

    […] You could also consider setting your MySpace page to “private.” Conclusion. Many students don’t realize their MySpace page could come back to haunt them. It may be unfortunate, but this is the reality in our new Internet era. If your MySpace page has photos or comments you wouldn’t want a potential employer or potential client to see, take the action listed above. Related Articles: […]

  3. Law School Tips » Private MySpace Comments are Not Private - Outlines, Exams, and Advice for a 1L, 2L, or 3L Student Says:

    […] Recently we discussed the reasons for law students to Delete Your MySpace Page if it contains content not intended for a professional community of attorneys and potential clients. Then we mentioned an alternative: You could Set Your MySpace Page to ‘Private’ […]

  4. CALI's Pre-Law Blog Says:

    Online content about you can hurt your job search…

    SOCIAL NETWORKING DANGERSTop Law Student blog (here and here) has posted about the dangers of posting personal content online via social networking sites such as Myspace. Many employers now google an applicant in search of unprofessional pictures, comm…

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