The social networking aspect of Internet life these days is intriguing and, for some, even fun, but there can be a downside to providing too much information. For an example, see this story about a man who was offered a lucrative job and probably should have kept his thoughts to himself.

The lesson bears highlighting: Never put on the web (and that includes e-mail!) anything that you wouldn’t want seen on the front page of the New York Times.

By the way, after you read the article, be sure to check out the R-rated (for language) YouTube spoof that it mentions.

[Written by Kem Tekinay]