Monthly Archives: July 2011

FTC Clears Employers to Check Facebook Profiles of Potential Employees

You knew this day was coming.  We’ve known that for several years, employers have been scouring the web looking for embarrassing or illegal activities that would disqualify job applicants.  Now, things you post on your Facebook profile are completely fair … Continue reading

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Facebook Hate Groups Emerge as Casey Anthony Released from Jail

Cyber-bullying is a hot topic these days.  Many social networking sites have policies directed toward preventing cyber-bullying.  Facebook is one of those sites, having been the venue for several high profile bullying incidents recently .  Facebook’s policy directs victims of cyber-bullying to … Continue reading

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Google+: All the Sharing of Facebook, Now with 100% less Zuckerberg

Last week, Google announced its long-awaited answer to Facebook: Google+.  The new social networking service debuted (as an invitation-only beta), along with a refresh of the look and feel of Google’s signature products like Search, Gmail, Maps, etc.  I’m still … Continue reading

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