While social-networking sites like Facebook are still relatively new to the working world, employers monitoring their employee’s activities and conduct outside the workplace is not. The most alluring aspects of social-networking sites is the ease in which an account can be created and maintained, the personalization options they present to the user, and a uniquely 21st century way of keeping in contact with friends and family. Social-networking sites are truly a wonder of the modern age, where by typing out a few sentences, uploading some photographs, videos and making some friend requests, one can present his or her entire life -up to the second- online for people to see. But who exactly can see this information, and of what exactly do their social-networking activities and communications consist?
See p. 11 footnote; in eighth bullet deleted "fired" and substituted "suspended but subsequently reinstated."
Castagnera, James Ottavio and Lanza IV, John
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Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 2
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Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol2/iss1/5