Have you heard about the Facebook post that cost one family $80,000? As part of an age-discrimination suit, Patrick Snay, a Miami-area headmaster won a settlement from Gulliver Preparatory School. He saw the money disappear with one click after his daughter, Dana Snay, reportedly posted this update to her 1,200 "friends" on Facebook, letting on that her father had broken his confidentiality agreement by telling her about the settlement:
Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.
Could something like this ever happen to you? Absolutely. If we give Ms. Snay credit for knowing she would be violating the confidentiality clause by telling people this news, we can only assume she got caught in one of two big errors that entrap many social media users: