Meyer_AppendixC_ Social Media

In the new social media landscape it is important for

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Unformatted text preview: o the saying “The Facebook walls have ears.” Even a casual remark or snippet from an online conversation can be used against a business by its competitors. Corporate takeovers have been fuelled and collective bargaining negotiations have been jeopardized by leaks of this kind. In the new social media landscape, it is important for employees to know how to use—and how and when not to use—social media. Faced with the dilemma of social media abuse, employers such as the Government of Ontario have taken the radical step of banning Facebook. Contrary to popular belief, Facebook and Twitter are not private. Employers may check viewable Facebook profiles or even ask for access to a job applicant’s Facebook page before hiring. For this reason, job- and promotion-seekers and those who value their professional reputations should avoid posting potentially embarrassing words and images and be mindful of the online identities and profiles they create. Posts and comments made long ago can have s...
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