Facebook Ethics is a major branch of philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life over the electronic medium Facebook. The guiding principle of Facebook ethics is that of exercising sound judgement and morality when establishing relationships, networking, or simply keeping in touch with old friends.
Examples of breaching Facebook ethics include:
- Posting inappropriate pictures of either yourself or friends engaged in raucous behavior, binge drinking, or doing illegal drugs.
- Posting nasty comments about ex boyfriends new girlfriends at an attempt to invoke jealousy, cause pain, insult the other party
- Incessantly posting on people's walls thereby shielding other people's comments and creating a monopoly on said person's wall
- Discussing insensitive topics that could be read by other people- examples include religion, politics, and racism/sexism
- Tagging friends in pictures that are less than flattering.
Brynne breached Facebook Ethics by the posting a blasphemous statement about the existence of God on my wall. Now all my Jesus jamming friends are going to be upset. I better delete the comment
Facebook Ethics involves the practice of lying to people to obtain their personal information for your own private agendas. This is increasingly shown in the social networking world, popularized by Facebook.
May use the following tactics:
- bait-and-switch, promising something nice but doing something else.
- web buzzwords that have no meaning but sound cool because they're buzzwords.
- bandwagoning, because everyone is on Facebook.
- enraging you every time a change is made but keeping you coming back through its allure. see bait-and-switch again.
All these tactics allow the Facebook-ethical actor to gain control of the masses and continue without much resistance; they can then run off the idea that it is ethical by someone's standards.
Person 1: I'm going to sell this mailing list to a third party!
Person 2: But that's not ethical.
Person 1: Yes it is, it's Facebook Ethics!