Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Employers, Privacy, and Social Media
You might use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook to share pictures with far-away siblings, keep up with the soap opera of your best friend’s dating life, or surreptitiously look up old flames to see if they’re still cute. Your employer or potential employer could be using them, too – to see how you conduct yourself on the weekends, what you really think about your job, or whether you’re the type of person they want representing their company. This Tuesday we’ll talk about how the internet can blur the lines between our social and professional lives, in a conversation about employers, privacy, and social media.