I have a Facebook account, and up until yesterday, it was open for any and all to read, and I had about 170 friends.
Last week, I posted on my work friend's Facebook wall a comment about something that happened at work, involving another co-worker, kind of a 'can you believe that happened' sort of comment. I did not use anyone's name, nor did I name the organization I work for. In the same week, I also posted a couple of funny remarks about work, one involving my boss, one basically stating I was very glad it was Friday, since I was sick of working that week.
The second two posts were not meant in any way to be malicious, merely amusing, kind of venting-type remarks, the sort I thought people would commiserate with. Also, please note, my sense of humor can be mildly sarcastic, but most people tell me how much they enjoy reading my statuses. The first remark, the one on my friend's wall, was mean-spirited, I will admit, but again - no names, and no one but my friend would have really known what I was talking about.
Yesterday, my boss came to me with printed out pages of Facebook remarks, the above-mentioned posts. She said someone had given the printed out pages to her anonymously. I was not in any kind of trouble, but she wanted me to be aware that things on Facebook can travel, and she did not want my professional image to be compromised. So, my boss was cool about it, but I am left with the question .....who punked me on Facebook? Who ratted me out to my boss? And why, since nothing said was a big deal, IMHO?
I went through and deleted a ton of "friends", especially people from work who might have read those remarks, and found them unprofessional. I also changed all my settings to private, with only friends being able to view my wall and profile.
Is there anything else I can or should do to rectify this situation? Was my boss wrong for coming to me? Should she have just ignored the situation, since it wasn't anything major? Was the person - whoever that is - who gave this to my boss wrong for doing so?