To Tag, or Not to Tag. That is the Question....
I have a Facebook account and love it.
One of the best things about Facebook is connecting with old friends. I do, however, draw the line at connecting with some old co-workers. Not all. But some.
Over the weekend I uploaded a lot of old photos onto my Facebook album page. What started as a project of archiving old photos onto disks for safe keeping, turned into uploaded photos onto Facebook to share with friends & family.
However, I'm confused about tagging.
If you're not up on Facebook Lingo 101, tagging is where you upload a photo and you can "label" people in the photo. Literally. When you roll your mouse of over the photo, the person's name pops up over their face so you know who people are. It's kind of neat really, especially if you don't remember who people are.
After you tag a person, they are then notified that they have been tagged in an album.
This is where it gets sketchy.
I have discovered that some people don't like to be tagged.
Don't get me wrong. I'm OK with not tagging someone in a photo. The last thing I want is to upset someone. Especially if they're being tagged in a photo circa 1988 with bad hair and acid washed jeans.
But I'm confused as to tagging etiquette. Specifically...if I tag someone in a Facebook photo, and they remove it, I wonder, "Why?"
Is it a privacy thing?
Is it a "I-don't-want-people-to-know-I-know-you" thing?
Is it a "I-don't-want-to-people-to-see-this" thing?
What is it?
Because lets face it. The photo isn't going away. It's on my page, in my album, for everyone I'm friends with to see. The photos I've uploaded aren't bad--meaning you won't get fired or investigated.
I don't care if people remove the tag I put on a photo. Like I said, I respect that choice and am in no way upset if someone takes it off . However, I actually feel bad then that I tagged someone if they then remove it because I feel like I did something "wrong".
Short of asking someone "Do you want to be tagged in future photos"--the question the table is: Do you tag people or not?