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FYI: Social Media


-alright, about to go on set for the next episode of FYI – FOR THE STUFF YOU
NEED TO KNOW. HASHTAG FYI, HASHTAG STUFF, HASHTAG
AIRFORCETV, HASHTAG AWESOME…’ -Ok, now I
just have to take a selfie for twitter. Animated
open (camera clicks) HI, I’M TECH SERGEANT HOLLY
ROBERTS-DAVIS AND THIS IS F-Y-I. WE ALL KNOW BY NOW
THAT SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
CAN BE PRETTY ENTERTAINING AS WELL AS SOMEWHAT
ADDICTING. BUT SOMETIMES, WITH ALL THE
NOT-SO-SERIOUS STUFF FLOATING AROUND, WE FORGET
THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO
ARE TRYING TO USE YOUR INFORMATION TO HARM YOU,
YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND OTHER MILITARY
MEMBERS. AS AIRMEN, WE’VE BEEN BRIEFED ON
OPERATIONAL SECURITY PROBABLY TOO MANY TIMES TO
COUNT-YET WE STILL END UP PUTTING OURSELVES AND OUR
IDENTITY AT RISK FROM SIMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS.
WHAT MAY SEEM LIKE COMMON KNOWLEDGE CAN ACTUALLY BE
CRITICAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PIECED TOGETHER TO
TELL A BIGGER PICTURE. OBVIOUSLY, YOU SHOULDN’T
POST ANY USERNAMES OR PASSWORDS OR YOUR SOCIAL
SECURITY NUMBER OR BANKING INFORMATION, BUT EVEN
VENTING ABOUT A CO-WORKER OR BAD-MOUTHING THE AIR
FORCE IN GENERAL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE SEEN BY
PEOPLE YOU MAY NOT WANT TO SEE IT. YOUR BEST BET IS
TO ALWAYS ASSSUME THAT ANYTHING YOU WRITE WILL
BE PUBLIC, EVEN IF YOUR PROFILE SETTINGS ARE
PRIVATE. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT
YOU SHOULD NEVER.EVER. USE YOUR MILITARY E-MAIL
ADDRESS TO SIGN UP FOR ANY SOCIAL ACCOUNT OR SERVICE
AND ALWAYS DISABLE ANY LOCATION-BASED SETTINGS OR
GEOTAGGING. SO, YOU MAY WANT TO LET ALL OF YOUR
FRIENDS KNOW THAT YOU’RE AT AN AWESOME RESTAURANT
HAVING THE BEST CHEESEBURGER OF YOUR
LIFE-BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH BAD
INTENTIONS WHO WANT TO KNOW THAT, TOO. NOW, YOUR
SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES ARE YOUR PERSONAL SPACE AND
THE AIR FORCE WANTS YOU TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL AIR
FORCE STORIES ON THEM. BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT
WHAT YOU’RE POSTING IS CLEARED FOR RELEASE AND
WITHIN REGS, AND DON’T TRUST THE SECURITY
SETTINGS OF THE SITE TO PROTECT YOU. IF YOU NEED
MORE INFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA OPSEC, OR YOU WANT
TO CHECK OUT THE HANDY AIR FORCE GUIDE TO SOCIAL
MEDIA THAT WILL BREAK DOWN EXACTLY WHAT YOU CAN AND
CAN NOT DO, TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINKS IN THE
DESCRIPTION. YOU CAN ALSO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE
NEXT EPISODE OF F-Y-I WHERE I’LL DISCUSS THE
DO’S AND DON’T’S OF POLITICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
AS WELL AS IN THE WORK PLACE. FOR F-Y-I, IM
TECH SERGEANT HOLLY ROBERTS-DAVIS.

One thought on “FYI: Social Media

  1. Under Guise of Operational Security, Air Force Looks to Chill Online Speech

    http://www.jqpublicblog.com/under-guise-of-operational-security-air-force-looks-to-chill-online-speech/

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