Frightened by Facebook?

Two stories this week about Facebook have caught my eye. The first from the Metro is how University chiefs have been "spying" on students through Facebook. Essentially students have been publishing pictures of themselves on Facebook "celebrating" results.

Univestity chiefs believe some celebrations go too far and are trying to identify "culprits" by searching Facebook. The story was also reported in the Times and the Daily Telegraph. The other story was published on Outlaw.com and tells that tale of a journalist who was forced to hand over the contents of his contacts list to his former employer after he left that company.

The story goes on to say that "If a social networking site is used to hold any information which relates to your employment, if that information is prepared in the course of your employment you are dealing with company property" a message for us all?