When Facebook Harms Business Reputations And What To Do About It

Facebook is a great way to communicate to others. The trouble with Facebook is the social network can get people in a lot of trouble. Frequently, the trouble is of the person’s own making. Certain Facebook activities can – and do – get people into trouble. In particular, people get into quite a bit of trouble at work due to Facebook.

The obvious reason why people get into trouble is they constantly log onto Facebook to see what is going on. Facebook exists so people can be informed. Doing so on one’s own time is okay. Constantly checking out Facebook while at work and on company time, well, that is another matter. People have been fired for such things. Even just “a little” Facebook surfing during company time can get people into a world of trouble.

And then there are those ways in which Facebook creates problems people do not think about. Usually, this involves how they conduct themselves on Facebook. In some instances, the help of the reputation management firm Status Labs may be required to set things straight. Through completely recreating the online reputation of someone whose reputation has been harmed, Status Labs can effectively address a host of problems.

What could get a person into trouble on Facebook?

When people post negative comments, blowback is possible. Making controversial statements, being argumentative, jumping into the minefield of political criticism, and otherwise drawing unnecessary negative attention, personal and professional reputations suffer.

Employers get very nervous when an employee is posting potentially embarrassing content. Employees who say negative things about employers, they could end up losing their jobs. It is hard to blame employers who opt to fire employees who are causing trouble on the internet. Sadly, even after being fired, an employee may end up finding him or herself in a perpetual state of trouble.

Content published on Facebook (and elsewhere online) gets indexed by the search engines. This means damaging content could continue to cause problems for years and years unless definitive steps are taken to fix things. This is where a reputation management firm proves invaluable.

Status Labs is based out of Austin, TX and has offices in New York and San Paulo. The company has helped 1,500+ clients from all walks of life address reputation disasters. Through a series of effective steps, Status Labs could reverse major problems caused by Facebook errors.