Thursday, February 25, 2010

Will "social media" become a fad matching dot-com bust. No, but employers have gotten silly

Patrick Gray has an interesting perspective on Tech Republic, “Antisocial media: Is this social media stuff really the future?” here. He compares the corporate interest in social networking as like the dot-com bubble of the late 90s; it’s a fad that won’t pan out like it is expected to. But whereas stock prices, particularly on the Nasdaq, were driven up by false expectations during the dot-com bubble, here a problem seems to be that in many businesses individuals are finding that employers want to expropriate their own online presence.

When you post, he says, make it professional and make it original. Don’t just repeat rumors, especially on Twitter.

The link is here.

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