In this article we would explore what professional risks you may be exposed to too if you use FaceBook Social Media connector with Ms Outlook
If you are too glad to know that MS Outlook has a Social Media Connector Feature and if you are already using it, then don’t be too happy. On a serious note, this social media connector has its advantages as well as disadvantages too. Although, it helps in getting connected socially with your contacts on popular social media sites like FaceBook and LinkedIn, it might become dangerous for you professionally. Read on to know the quirks of using social media connector in MS Outlook.
Elaborately speaking, if you are using the Social Media Connector Feature in MS Outlook, then you are already putting your professional image or reputation at stake. Now, why we are saying it is because, even if you are not Friends with a Colleague on FaceBook but if you are sending or receiving emails from him or her, then he or she can actually see your FaceBook Profile Picture. Don’t be shocked!
OSC or the Outlook Social Connector directly links your personal information from social media sites like FaceBook and LinkedIn within MS Outlook and it can be then easily seen by anyone with whom you are interacting via emails on Outlook. The strange thing is that even if you are not using the Social Media Connector but the person with whom you are interacting via Outlook is using it, then that person can easily access your social networking information. This in fact, is the biggest quirk of using the connector feature in Outlook. Not just your profile photo but the person can also peep inside to see about your potential clients and misuse it for his or her advantage.
The greener side of using the Social Media Connector in MS Outlook is that even you can peep inside the latest updates of all your contacts with whom you interact through Outlook. Without even logging in to FaceBook, you can easily view the FaceBook Photo of any of your contacts while working within Outlook at office or home. You no longer will need to waste extra time to open up the social networking site separately. You can also laugh and let your colleagues know if their profile pictures are not good professionally and they must change it as soon as possible for a proper professional image.
No matter, even if you hide your Outlook Social Connector, the other person who has it in his or her Outlook can watch your social networking details. By hiding the connector, all you can do is prevent your colleagues to view it from your system and the procedure to hide the social media connector has already been discussed in one of our earlier articles.
So, if MS Outlook is an integral part of your personal or professional life, then beware henceforth, and make sure to put decent profile photos on social media sites like FaceBook and LinkedIn. Moreover, don’t reveal every detail about yourself on such sites, else you might never know who might use it to spoil your reputation and do a mess with your personal and professional life.
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