SQUEEE!!! (drivebyluna) wrote in aslterps,

Facebook and interpreting

Lemme preface this by saying that I'm 25 and have been using Facebook in its various forms over the past 6 years. Despite its horrible design, I use it every day and I could never live without it.

One thing I have noticed lately is how much my colleagues and friends are using facebook to announce their interpreting assignments. Now, they obviously don't discuss who is included in the assignment and often times these are public events, but I feel that this doesn't match with the CPC. Facebook updates like "Going to interpret the Rochester Pride parade!!!" or "Interpreting for NTID job fair today was great!" while not mentioning the exact consumer involved give a pretty clear picture of when and where you will be interpreting.

I remember a section from I think it's the Frishberg book where she discusses DPN and how one of the interpreters mentioned that she was interpreting there. Even though she was clearly on the news, the author thought it was unethical to confirm so.

Am I just being too strict in my interpretation of the CPC? Am I an "old" fuddy duddy or is there something to this?

Any input would be appreciated.
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