Having recently read Janet Street-Porter’s article, Why I Hate Facebook, I could not help but respond, for I could not disagree more with the sanctimonious ideas presented. Within around a mere two thousand words, Porter manages to explain to the reader exactly how she acquires friends; aims numerous statistics, insults and examples of hypocrisy towards the reader; as well as expressing her blatant hate towards any social networking, and, more specifically: Facebook.
Assignment 2 – Employment-At-Will Doctrine Forsha Anderson LEG500 – Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance Professor Lori Baggot April 28, 2017 Introduction The employment At-Will doctrine is in place to allow employment relationships to be restricted. It allows employers and employees to terminate a relationship at any time without cause. The doctrine will allow employees to quit
Keywords: social media, internet, cyber, cyber bullying, suicide, divorce, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Private information that was previously segregated now becomes easily accessible to employers, colleagues, recruiters, and clients, among other perhaps unintended audiences” (Abril, 2012, para. 4). Yes, most social media sites attain privacy settings but one must always remember there are hiccups in everything on the internet and no guarantees leaks will not occur.
Notes of importance to those that post to the different media sites know your company Facebook policies, understand that If your statements will cause disruption in your workplace, then don’t post it. In this digital age everyone is being monitored in one way or another. Society needs to understand their Constitutional laws, and understand what the meaning of “expectation of privacy”, what does this mean to you? Or what does it mean to others? Different governmental entities will use your friends to turn against you, so that they can gather evidence of
Social media have come to a point where it is using our details against us, literally.
In 2012, Congress failed to pass the ban of employers asking employees to disclose Facebook passwords. Due to this hot topic, author and Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise Alfred Edmond Jr. was asked “Should business owners be allowed to ask job applicants for their Facebook passwords?” when he aired on MSNBC’s television show Your Business. After answering “Yes” to the question, Alfred Edmond Jr. wrote and published on his own website Black Enterprise, “Why Asking For A Job Applicant’s Facebook Password Is Fair Game,” to go more in depth about his answer. Author Alfred Edmond Jr. admits that if he were on a show called Your Career, he would have answered differently to this question. He says that he would
In The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Stone emphasizes Twitter's punishment in harsh tone in hopes to spread awareness in the urgency to change these careless entities running social sites such as twitter. Stone surfaces the need for outside parties intervening Twitter’s management skills and declares the, “...setup [of] a security program that will be audited by an outside company,” proposing the sites monitors and management teams were unskilled and negligent (Stone). The desperate call for help exposes the corrupt business practices of the social network. This case sheds light on similar issues leading twitter to believe "we think [the FTC] saw it as an opportunity to make an example of us in the hopes of curtailing breaches - including those many more serious than ours - in our industry" (Stone). Emerging the existence of conflicting cases surrounding the entire industry, Stone further builds an argument in agreeance with Kafka’s Bureaucracy, suggesting the whole industry of social networking sites to be fraudulent in the interest and pursuit of the privacy of data
1. Identification A. Laura Moscone, a Human Resource Director for a small firm, has to decide which applicant out of a set of finalists she should hire for an outside sales position; however, her firm’s policy includes Facebook postings of their private life in her decision making for hiring any applicant for the outside sales position.
When I was a manager at a company, I had to administer many policies as they related to my employees. On of these policies was called the Social Media Policy. This policy was meant to protect the company from malicious posts regardless of the intent. To summarize this policy stated that if you in anyway identified yourself as an employee. So if an employee wanted to they could rant about the company or other employees as long as they did not identify the company, list the company as an employer or list the names of employees that are know to work for the company. This policy was created solely because of individually that lacked a filter or the common sense to think about what they were posting.
I strongly agree with Buckely’s essay because it stresses the author’s theory that we wait and expect for someone else to complain about fixing an uncomfortable situation, instead of doing it ourselves. Buckley shows an example of this when he writes about himself suffocating in an 85 degrees train. People could not despise the heat as well but they assumed someone would tell them to change the temperature. He says, “we will sit in an oven or endure a racking headache before undertaking a head-on, I’m here-to-tell-you-a-complaint” (Buckley, 62). I agree with Buckley because I have seen people do it multiple times, including myself. I found it unbelievable when he and his wife were at the movie theatre and even if the image was blurry, no one
A Christian mother has complained that Facebook is still censoring her blog even after the social media giant had already apologized for previously suspending the page after quoting the Bible on a discussion about homosexuality.
On the other hand, many employees more and more feel violated and disrespected. The world has become more digital which involves many aspects of a person’s life to be online. Over a billion people use Facebook regularly, where they upload personal information. The question is, do companies have the right to search Facebook to discover more about the person. In the article, Employers Use Facebook Too, for Hiring by Mary Oleniczak et al., Oleniczak demonstrates the lack of privacy workers are receiving. People on social media never post their whole story. Only some aspect of their life show up. If an employer looks at the site, they see one side of a person, they see a personal side that does not involve their work life. Also everyone is human, which means people can be selfish and rude. So maybe on a person’s site, that person seems great but another person keeps bashing them because for some reason that person does not like the other person. The basher makes the person look bad even if it is only the basher’s point of
Have you ever been scrolling on Facebook and read the comment of a fellow business owner and thought, “wow, I know they know better”. Society place business owners on a higher pedestal then other citizens. Business owners are viewed as being leaders, well-spoken and educated. With these heavy
Social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook have created a new ethical dilemma for many businesses. Corporations, small businesses, and even universities are struggling create policies to manage their employees social networking behaviors. Social networking access, particularly for recruiters, can provide personal information about potential employees, which would otherwise not be available. A business must follow statutes and guidelines when disclosing information to the public. Individuals on social networking sites have no such constraints. Employees can and do make comments about their employers online. Employers can and do watch what employees post online. Any individual can send or post potentially damaging information
Current Ethical Issues with Social Media People are increasingly sharing their lives online through social networking sites with little concern for who may be viewing their information. This has become an issue in current times and is up for debate based on the ethical issues associated with Social Media. People don’t realize joining a social network is like joining a community. As any community in real life, your business has a place in the community but should not invade one’s privacy. Social networking is one of the most popular methods apart from forum marketing that is available to Internet users today. Places like MySpace and Facebook among others have gone from just social interaction spaces to a part time marketing program as