Jan 1, 2011

Quoted in ET story on how employees should use Twitter and Facebook

Yesterday, I was quoted in the Economic Times about how employees should be careful in commenting about office and work on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

This is particularly true in organizations that still block these services - and don't have any policy to guide employees on what they expect.

So unless you have a job as a Community Manager/Social Media Strategist and your role is to communicate on these networks on your employers' behalf - one should exercise caution as to what one makes visible to the world - specially when it's searchable and leaves digital traces for a long time.

Here's an excerpt from the ET article written by Shreya Biswas:

Don’t link it all up
Differentiate between social and professional networks. “It is not great for your professional contacts or prospective employers to know what you do in your personal life,” says Delhi-based Gautam Ghosh, an enterprise 2.0 expert and management consultant. Let them be unaware of your booze parties, a troubled relationship, if any, your friend from the rival company or people you hate the most in office. It might expose you to scrutiny and bias.
Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com