How Safe Is Social Media?

Weatherford, Mark
October 2009
Public CIO;Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p48
The author reflects on the safety of online social networking web sites. He says that Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln have bring about a cultural shift in the society, where social media has become mainstream and anyone is using it to gain public value. He adds that given this, it is important for individuals to learn social media boundaries so that their security would not be at risk. He concludes that since Web 2.0 continues to grow, the government must begin installing employee discipline in social media communications.


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