So browsing around various social sites, I decided to check out the Dead.net community. rec.music.gdead and the two Dead mailing lists administered by gumby were some major internet-based social networks/communities when the founder of Facebook was in diapers.
Signing up to new social networking sites always means a look at the terms of service. As fitting with the Dead's rather anarchic community, there were very few rules. Generally they fit in to the classic liberal mentality of "be respectful of the other person's time and space".
The last item on the list though made me laugh out loud:
As the old adage says, never say anything online that you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the New York Times. Rule #1 notwithstanding, as a practical matter there is no guarantee that anything you post here will not wind up on 600 blogs, Homeland Security's database, Digg, or your prospective employer's Google search. Post accordingly.