The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media occasionally highlights a “Friday Faux Pas,” in which someone has done something spectacularly stupid on a social media platform.
But are these really just “faux pas,” or do they represent a larger ethical issue? Namely, the separation/lack of separation between personal and professional in the age of social media. Is it possible to keep your personal and professional lives separate? Is it possible to separate them in real life, much less online? Should we even try?