Take Note: 5 Social Media Mistakes Not to Make at Work

By Molly Oswaks on at

Forbes has a very on-point list of the top 5 social media mistakes to stop making at work. A lot of it is pure common sense, but we still think a mini-tute bears repeating! Here are our reasons for why you really ought to heed Clay's (and Pirc's) advice.


Don't check-in on Foursquare all the time, everywhere you go:

• Your boss will realise that you're late to work every morning because you're out drinking until late every night.
• You'll slip up and check-in somewhere when you're supposed to be somewhere else.
• You'll annoy the hell out of co-workers, who don't give a damn that you're now the mayor of your dry cleaners.



Don't post every single picture from last night's party:

• Your co-workers will spot that unfortunate nipple-slip that your weary eyes glossed over.
• You may not mind, but the co-workers you're partying with might want to keep their social life separate from their work life.
• You never know how a party picture can come back to getcha.



Don't click links on Twitter if you're unsure what they link to:

• Sometimes NSFW isn't tagged NSFW.
• It might be an embarrassingly loud music video or audio clip.
• It might be anything you don't want popping up on your work computer!


Don't use the same password for every network and service:




Don't friend your boss on Facebook:

• Pretty much all of the above.

*It is worth noting that, at any given time, these rules are being broken by some if not all of the Gizmodo staff. Do as we say, not as we do. [Forbes - Image via NinaMalyna/Shutterstock]