You should know by now that you have to be smart about what you post socially. If not, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers operations employee turned NFL guru on Twitter Joe Bussell (@NFLosophy) covered the topic on Saturday.
Noteworthy is his understanding that the NFL teams have hired social consultants to “create profiles w/fake pics of an attractive female & friending potential draft picks. The friend requests are never denied”.
Here are a series of tweets from Joe on the subject:
FWIW, I’ve looked up people on Facebook before hiring. I’m a master stalker. You can change you name & all that, I could still find you.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
Facebook tip. Just because you’re set to private doesn’t mean all of you pictures are. All of your cover photos are public & can’t be hidden— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
Go to your facebook profile page (not your newsfeed), just to the right of the Activity Log” button, click on the little gear cog…— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
…In that drop down menu, there’s a “View As” button. If you click on it, you’re now viewing your profile as if you’re a random person.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
RT @datboywolf: If you give a shit about.privacy, Facebook is not for u. » Good point. But you can protect yourself.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
Remember that you often link your facebook to other sites, so even if you use a fake name on facebook, your pinterest might link back to it.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
It’s not just pinterest, of course. You can link your facebook to everything nowadays…games, apps, websites…anything that uses your name— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
How do I know these tricks? Teams will google and find prospects’ facebook pages, twitter accounts, and anything else they can.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
I’ve heard of teams hiring social media consultants to create profiles w/ fake pics of an attractive female &friending potential draft picks— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
I don’t have any first hand knowledge of that. Just been told it for sure happens by multiple teams & the friend requests are never denied— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
RT @Lyndseywindham: If I get 50 retweets I’ll get a margarita tattooed on my ass in honor of my fake id birthday.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
And don’t do stuff like that last RT I just made. You deserve what you get if you do that.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)
Anyway, back to football…— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy)