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Employers wrestle with social-media policies | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 30, 2011, titled Employers wrestle with social-media policies | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Scott Austin makes a living arguing lawsuits over online-privacy matters. He understands why his former law firm has a strict policy forbidding social networking in the workplace.

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Carmas Abich

United States

#1 Jan 30, 2011
Efficiency in communication results in bigger problems when that communication breaks down.
We can communicate with anyone anywhere in an instant...and yet how many people know the people living right next to them?
For every benefit society obtains from any technology, there is always a price to pay. Better roads and more living space has led to urban sprawl. Better availability to financing leads to increased personal debt. Advancments in medicine leads to more people who can't afford healthcare. Higher income for some leads to more people in poverty.
Has society become more evil or has better news reporting made us more aware of what has always happened?
Are we better off, as a society now than 50 years ago? in some ways 'Yes' in others...'no'

We have to realize technology offers a better path but there is no 'free lunch' there will always be a 'cost', price to pay.
brat

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Jan 30, 2011
when you get into larger companies, you also get different levels of access. i'd say it's upside down but there's arguing with mbas. they know <snort> everything.
From Columbus

Dublin, OH

#3 Jan 30, 2011
not sure I understand Brat's post. Hopefully the MBAs have learned the power of social media and provided they hire the right kinds of people, they'll find people can multitask and having access to these type of outlets can be pretty valuable and might even increase productivity.

I for one wouldn't want to work for a company that doesn't trust its employees can create value EVEN while having access to these technologies.

And for those who block these sites...your employees are talking to me while on the can. I believe they call it 'facepoopin'
HYPERGFORCE

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 30, 2011
Employers wrestle with social-media policies.Are these the same people that double up on employees instead of hireing more people.Most jobs in columbus hate hireing and love to cry about work that dont get done on time.
dirk

Portsmouth, OH

#5 Jan 30, 2011
brat wrote:
when you get into larger companies, you also get different levels of access. i'd say it's upside down but there's arguing with mbas. they know <snort> everything.
Lol at bitterness from a lackey
dirk

Portsmouth, OH

#6 Jan 30, 2011
HYPERGFORCE wrote:
Employers wrestle with social-media policies.Are these the same people that double up on employees instead of hireing more people.Most jobs in columbus hate hireing and love to cry about work that dont get done on time.
Lol @ "hireing"

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