Poll reveals the consensus
I think most people regard Facebook accounts as a, 'don't ask, don't tell' issue unless you're friended and generally share similar thoughts on matters/play well together. If you don't like someone, block them, simple. People should have enough common sense to keep their posts private, and between friends, and not expose themselves to liable by posting their stupidity and rants, with intent to offend others in a 'public way'. If people post inappropriate comments about work and co-workers, and it is discovered, shame on them; if the boss actively stalks employee Facebook accounts or demands access to them without just cause or legal warrant to assist in a police investigation, shame on them also! It's goes both ways, the best solution is to be intentionally vague if you need to solicit sympathy or advice from others, don't use specific names and don't abuse others on Facebook from work, that's a form of negativity any boss would want removed from the workplace. I've seen staff use Facebook, through their phones, to gossip at work in an obsessive and negative way. Employers have the option to policy enforce non use, and block server access from computers on the work network (hard to do if your business is social media promotions of course, it all depends).
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