Kabrina K. Chang: Legal and Management Issues for Social Networking and the Blogosphere.

What used to be discussed over a drink after work is now discussed on line in a manner that creates [...]a permanent record that an employer can view, and one on which employment decisions can depend. Over seventy percent of adults use Facebook and almost half have a MySpace profile. Blogging has increased from 7% of adults to over 11%. Employers have been slow to recognize this trend and its consequences. Protecting its confidential information and reputation necessitate employers' attention to employees' use of social media. However, a hidden danger of employee social networking may be a liability to third parties.

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