The Ten Commandments of social networking

Avoid embarrassment and unemployment with these tips

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Well, perhaps not, but everybody else is busily cataloguing their entire lives on Twitter, Facebook and various other social networks.



Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Gary Marshall (Twitter, Google+) has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to .net, MacFormat, Tap! and Official Windows Magazine as well as co-writing stacks of how-to tech books. "My job is to cut through the crap," he says. "And there's a lot of crap."