I found a great article on .edustir today regarding social media, generation Y and millennials. In the post, Ron makes some very good points about how social media should be used, what you need to watch out for, and what you should and should not post.

2. Social media does not make you invincible: Personal branding is bunk. The only think you can sell are demonstrated experiences that other people will vouch for. You’d get a lot further spending time cultivating personal relationships at work with colleagues and superiors, than you’d ever do worrying about your web site, your bio or trying to position yourself as an expert in your field. Writing stuff because you don’t think anyone is listening is the mistake of a great fool. You never know whose listening or reading. So if you can’t vouch for it to everyone from your mom to your boss to your best friend, don’t write it.edustir, Apr 2009

You should read the whole article.