Social networks risky for career?

Posted by on February 2nd, 2010
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Social networks put careers at risk, survey finds

from EurActiv.com by Daniela

When asked how they collect information about people they plan to hire, 43% of European human resources professionals surveyed reply that they analyse the online reputation of the candidate, mainly through search engines, social networking websites, personal sites and blogs.

Report, Corporate Security at Risk Due to Attacks on Social Networks

from Daily Bits by Arnold Zafra

Hope that this news doesn?t get into your company?s IT administrators as I?m pretty sure their first reaction would be to block off your access to social networking sites, if they haven?t done so yet. A new report by IT security and data protection firm Sophos, showed that there is an alarming rise in cybercriminals attacking corporate staff coming from Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Scalzi explains Amazon’s tactical mistakes

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

John Scalzi brings the sarcasm and the smarts in this cogent analysis of why it was strategically foolish for Amazon to delist Macmillan’s titles over the weekend, without any announcement, and for reasons that the authors and readers of those books had no control over.

Amazon: we’ll agree to Macmillan’s terms

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza

Amazon to Macmillan: You Win (for Now)

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Why iWant an iPad

from CenterNetworks by Allen Stern

Apple vs. Amazon: The Great Ebook War Has Already Begun

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

The iPad Is Apple’s Return to Vertical Integration

from Newsweek Technology & Science

Will the iPad save the news business?

from CyberJournalist.net by Jon

Everyone seems to have an opinion on whether the will transform the business or do nothing of the sort. Here?s a roundup of some of the thinking.

What’s really on bittorrent anyway?

from Boing Boing by Jessamyn West

Twitter and Facebook to boost news organisation’s ad revenue?

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Helena Humphrey

The past few years has seen the explosive growth of social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, and a dramatic downturn in advertising revenue that has set about ravaging the newspaper industry. PoynterOnline has now reported new enterprises between the two industries however, which could prove profitable for both.

Journalists Restrict Their News Sources To Facebook And Twitter

from All Facebook by Neil Vidyarthi

As part of an experiment called ?Behind Closed Doors on the Net?, five journalists from Canada, France, Switzerland and Belgium will be locked in a house from February 1st to 5th.  The goal will be to determine what image of the news they receive when interpreting solely through Social Media.  This analysis can certainly help provide some analysis into Twitter, which unexpectedly rose as the primary communication channel for protestors during the recent Iranian election, and has recently been used a tool for aid in Haiti.

How blogging has changed journalism and the BBC

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

Thumbnail image for bbcnewslogo.jpg“Blogging is the biggest change to BBC journalism”, Kevin Marsh, the head of the corporation’s College of Journalism, said at the Journalism rewired conference, adding that blogging by senior figures like Robert Peston and Nick Robinson has helped to fundamentally change the way BBC delivers its news.

5 Recent Big Moves In Hyper-Local News

from MediaShift

The pace of change for hyper-local news sites and related businesses is dizzying.
It’s hard to keep up, especially if you try to pay attention to business moves made by large players, as well as innovations that bubble up from local, independent news sites.

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