ZiefBrief has commented in the past on the pitfalls of Facebook and other social networking sites when it comes to becoming a lawyer. Now the incomparable Bruce Schneier's blog at Schneier on Security has uncovered a new service calling itself Social Intelligence Hiring. It seems that the good folks at S.I.H. will prepare a full dossier on a subject drawing from "Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs, and 'thousands of other sources'." They then render their research down into categories like "Poor Judgment," "Gangs," "Drugs and Drug Lingo" and "Demonstrating Potentially Violent Behavior." Click here for more about Social Intelligence and their pre- and post-hiring monitoring programs.
So the lesson for all of us is to think twice about what we post about ourselves on the web. Recently, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt predicted that the day will come when you will have the option to clean you digital slate and start over as a new digital entity. But for the time being, remember what goes on the web probably stays on the web.