Social networking tools are useful only as long as you can manage the noise and keep these services from intruding on your work and privacy. Follow these guidelines to make sure the networking remains productive:
— Set your profile to “private.”
— Put an end to friends who post embarrassing pictures and blog about weekend activities.
— Tell your friends not to put “tags” on their photos or blogs.
— Monitor openly accessible social networks you’re involved in.
— Contact the Web site itself if something is beyond your control.