The fact that my Facebook friends list is an aggregation of both work and non-work hit home yesterday.
On what started as an innocuous thread on the relative merits of curling and football, comments were made by a non-work friend that, while completely appropriate to the relationship between myself and the commenter (we having a long history of questioning each other's masculinity and mental health), were not appropriate for a work context (or 98% of any other contexts it must be said).
Facebook allows me to create lists but not, AFAICT, use those lists to compartmentalize through differentiated permissions, e.g. allow members of one list to participate in a thread and not another.
If I had that ability, there wouldn't have been a problem. Nothing fancy, just something like
- those friends who find playground potty humour hilarious
- those who pay income tax
Fortunately, Facebook provides a delete function.