Work and Social Networking When a person wakes up what would be the first thing they look at? One could say their alarm clock, the ceiling, or their feet; but most probably they are on their phone or computer checking social media. Checking social media doesn’t just stop there, it continues throughout the day, and this includes at work. Since one is using work recourses to check social media, whether their personal or work related social networking sites, should the company have the right to claim your page as theirs? This will include the right to keep your page and followers after you leave the company. Also is it productive to allow them to be on social networking sites while they are on company time, and are users taking precautions to keep the companies they work for safe, including from malware and viruses, and/or the company’s reputation. Social media is constantly being used all throughout the day and can have its benefits, but can also have its disadvantages to both the user’s and the companies they work for. Social media is used frequently for all types of situations, for personal and work related interests. The main concern with social media usage at work is who owns the rights to the page and followers of the page. Can a company take over a person’s page and if the person isn’t working for the company anymore, for whatever the reason is, and the companies keep the followers they have gained and share personal work relationships. A federal judge rejected a claim by a woman whom claimed that her employers illegally accessed a social networking site and changed her password in order to lock her out of her account. The company was able to get her password, because they suggest sharing their password with another employee, which she did, giving the company the chance to change her password. A lot of social media don’t allow password sharing and there are state legislatures planning on making it illegal to share password. There are disadvantages to having social media in the work place, as well as disadvantages. Using social media in the work environment can decrease productivity. Using social media doesn’t take a lot of bandwidth, but the post posted on do. This creates problem for IT administrators, as well as increase the cost for internet. Using social media at work is also bad because it creates viruses and malware attacks. Also this makes people vulnerable because their information on their pages and company’s information from the computer are open to scams. Social media is also responsible for ruining reputation and have legal liability, whether it’s the companies or the employees. If a person says they hate their job and they think a product is awful, it can cause issues. The company has to do damage control and the employee might get terminated. There are great advantages for having social media in the work place. One of them is that companies can expand who they can reach. They can target more people and connect with them, making it more personal. They can also connect with people by sending out special promotions. Companies can boost their image with little to no funding and improve their reputation, showing their excellence. Using social media is how the world stays connected, making it sometimes beneficial and others not. Human resources and
Is Social Networking – Doing Social Change?
There are many different views when it comes to social networking. Many believe that social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter have a positive impact on the United States. Social networking can reduce loneliness and is a good way to stay in touch with distant family and friends. Others believe social networking has very negative impacts on the United States. Even though it reduces loneliness it can cause cyber-bullying and the sites…
Social Networking – To Use or not to Use
As we are surging forward into a new, more ‘technologized’ era, it is hard to rely on traditional methods such as letters and notes to relate to each other, personal or professional. In fact, Multinationals and large corporation insist on providing comfortable, relaxing and a fun filled environment to ensure rocketing of productivity and efficiency. One of the common tools used by these organizations to organize…
10 MARCH 2014
WHAT IS SOCIAL NETWORKING
Social networking is a means of communication.
A web site can be enabled to create profiles within
that web site to form relationships with other users
of the same web site who access their profile.
A social networking service is a platform to build
social networks or social relations among people
who, for example, share interests, activities, back
grounds, or real-life connections.
Pre – history…
A CASE STUDY OF ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING AT WORKPLACES IN GHANA
Kwabena Adom Asiedu ID: 2760206
Submitted To the Regent University College Of Science And Technology In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For The Degree Of Bachelor Of Science In Management With Computing
ABSTRACT This is descriptive study which adopts a case study strategy to identify the perceptions of employers and employees in Ghana about productivity and online social networking at the workplace. A number…
Social Networking-Good for Society?
Social networking sites are a new revolution that deserves our attention, as we ourselves are part of this revolution. Social networking is an umbrella term that refers to the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and construction of words, pictures, audio and videos. Simply put, social networking is about the millions of conversations that take place all over the world on social networking sites, which includes Facebook, MySpace, Twitter…
November 11, 2013
Negative Effects of Social Networking
People have been using social networking for a decade. There are many pros and cons that come with the use of social networking. People don’t realize how much time they waste inside on the computer when they could be doing other things. There are many security risks that social networks bring about by asking for our personal information to be displayed on the Internet. Thanks to social networking the time spent interacting face –to- face…
English 4P, Period 2
30 May 2014
Social Networking: Our Future
The internet has become interesting essential to our society. Social networking has
pervaded our everyday lives; we interact and are influenced by many different forms of
networking. Many in which affect how we get and share the data we have just learned. The
researcher wants to let the others know that information on networks can be very useful to us on
a daily basis…
the statement. Social networking is a space for everyone to express their feeling and create an opportunity to communicate with each other regardless to their personal matter or public affairs. The invasion of accessing to their social networking accounts is a clear invasion of their privacy as well. Also, it will limit the employee’s performance than usual. Furthermore, it is violating the terms of service for social networking sites.
Access to job candidates’ social networking accounts is like…
Social networking was first used in 1997 on a website called sixdegrees. Social networking definition in the dictionary is “the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to oneself”. According to social networking pro and con article “76% of American adults online use social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, as of July 2015, up from 26% in 2008.” Social media is only getting popular…
March 23, 2011
Social Networking Websites
Social networking websites are a great tool for people use to stay in touch with people that they might not see or talk to on a regular basis. Family members and friends that live in different parts of the world can share pictures and talk to one another for free. Social networking websites are a great tool for the social aspect of people’s lives, but in the business world these websites are a risk. In the following, I will discuss some of…