Social networks are increasingly being used by official sources, i.e. work places and education centres, as ways of tracking what their members are doing and of deciding who will join the organisation or not.
The article titled Caught on camera – and found on Facebook reports about the disciplinary measures taken by Oxford University against some of its students that had posted pictures where they were breaking the rules of post-examination celebrations.
An entity, be a educational one or a not, has the right to have its set of rules and it is up to the incumbents to accept them or refuse them but the real problem here is how did the university representatives got access to these pictures. If, as it is believed, they were able to access any profiles ay such ease, then I think the real problem is the social network. People use it because they think it is a save way of sharing information with friends but as proven recently, almost anyone can access any profile.
Is this a privacy breach or are these type of organisations entitled to look in your personal profiles for additional information. Well, if they have access to your profile it is not a private platform in the first place and even though most people won’t like it, there is nothing that can be done but to be more careful in what type of information you decide to put up and disclose – not so much fun anymore, eh?