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2009-11-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook and Twitter represent a breakthrough in marketing and communications that can help businesses connect with others in a flash. From the standpoint of employer liability, however, what happens when such online sharing crosses the line into disclosure of company secrets, office gossip or a provocative video of a drunken co-worker? "Inappropriate and unwise use of online social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter is a growing source of...

2009-10-21 13:14:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website http://www.socialnetworking.procon.org to explore the core question "Are social networking sites good for our society?" Social networking and blogging sites accounted for 17% (about one in every six minutes) of all time spent on the Internet in Aug. 2009, nearly three times as much as in 2008. The popularity...

2009-10-09 12:05:00

More than half of all US employees are cut off from the world of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace during their time on the clock, a new study showed. Based on a survey of 1,400 chief information officers at US companies with at least 100 employees, a research firm for Robert Half Technology found that 54 percent of all businesses prohibit the use of online social networks for all of their employees. CIOs were asked "Which of the following most closely describes...

2009-09-23 07:44:16

A majority of medical schools surveyed report they have experienced incidents of students posting unprofessional content online, including incidents involving violation of patient confidentiality, with few schools having policies to address these types of postings, according to a study in the September 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. Internet applications built around user-generated content, termed Web 2.0, include social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter),...

2009-09-02 09:55:00

More than 20 percent of all online display advertisements in the US are presented on social networking venues such as Facebook or MySpace, according to a new report. ComScore Inc issued a new report on Tuesday showing that Internet advertising firms are increasingly embracing social networks. According to the report, social networking sites accounted for 21.2 percent of Internet display ads in the US during the month of July. Of that percentage, more than 80 percent was claimed by Facebook...

2009-09-01 10:37:00

RESTON, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world today released a study of U.S. online display advertising on social networking sites in July 2009, based on data from the comScore Ad Metrix service. The study showed that social networking sites accounted for more than 20 percent of all display ads viewed online, with MySpace and Facebook combining to deliver more than 80 percent of ads among sites in the social networking...

2009-08-24 15:34:54

The leakage puts social network users at risk of having their identity linked with their browsing behavior; the study is the first to describe a mechanism that tracking sites could use to directly link browsing habits to specific individualsMore than a half billion people use online social networks, posting vast amounts of information about themselves to share with online friends and colleagues. A new study co-authored by a researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has found that...

2009-08-19 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As social networking grows increasingly pervasive, more employers are utilizing these sites to screen potential employees. Forty-five percent of employers reported in a recent CareerBuilder survey that they use social networking sites to research job candidates, a big jump from 22 percent last year. Another 11 percent plan to start using social networking sites for screening. More than 2,600 hiring managers participated in the survey, which was...

2009-08-06 13:57:05

New research from the media regulator Ofcom said the growing proliferation of parents and teachers now using Facebook and MySpace is causing younger people to shy away from the social networking sites, The Guardian UK reported. The sites, which have long been dominated by 15- to 24-year-olds, have now been overrun by 25- to 34-year-olds whose presence is driving their younger peers away. Statistics show that the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site...

2009-08-05 12:40:00

Security concerns have prompted officials at the Pentagon to review the use of Twitter and other social networking sites, AFP reported. Marine Corps spokesman Lieutenant Craig Thomas said the Marines had already banned the use of social media on military networks but issued a more detailed order this week defining which sites were out of bounds and noting possible exceptions to the rule. A recent post on the Marine Corps website stated: "These Internet sites in general are a proven haven for...

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