July 27th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
It seems like every other a day, another teacher is losing their job over something Facebook related. Unfortunately, though Facebook may be your own personal account, many school districts are using the information they find on these sites to get rid of teachers.
If you’re a teacher, you need to protect yourself from being a Facebook victim. Use the following… Read more
April 18th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social media is an extremely hot trend right now. People all over the world use it to engage with companies and interact with friends. Businesses use social media, individuals use social media, and everyone seems to enjoy it.
Some companies worry that this obsession with social media has a negative effect on their company. These companies worry that their employees… Read more
April 5th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social media is such a huge part of society now that as an employer you’ve probably checked out the Facebook profiles of all your employees or potential hires at one time or another. Maybe you even monitor them regularly. But with such concern over privacy, most people have gotten wise and adjusted their settings so no one but their “friends”… Read more
January 30th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Tell the world what you’re doing in 140 characters? Easy, what could possibly go wrong? Well it’s funny you should say that, businesses have gone out of business and people have lost jobs, money and even their freedom just by saying the wrong thing on Twitter. Common sense will help you stay out of too much trouble but here are… Read more
January 17th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
… Read moreAt this moment in time the social networking site Facebook is on track to hit the one billion user mark in 2012 – wow!
Although it’s still possible to remember a time when FB was a mere twinkle in the Zuckerberg boy’s eye it has quickly become part of our lives with over 400 million users logging on every day.
December 21st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Years ago, it was difficult for ordinary individuals to get the attention of the masses. Today, social media makes it possible for anybody to become popular through the Internet by getting others to follow them through social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.
This is well and good, however, exposing oneself to others virtually has negative repercussions.… Read more
December 14th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
With the advent of social media it seems that actors have a whole new way to ruin their public images. The problem with these publicity outlets is that it’s all too easy to say something off-the-cuff and have no way to take it back.
Ashton Kutcher and the Penn State Scandal… Read more
When Ashton Kutcher heard that Penn State Coach Jo
November 21st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Twitter is a wonderful site for sharing details, product offerings, status updates and what-not for a business. As an evolving medium for furthering Social Media engagement, Twitter has come of age in the past 2 years. However, with its success and gigantic popularity, it was obvious that covert spammers will eventually re-define their Twitter strategies to promote spam.
And this… Read more
November 15th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Are you a Facebook stalker? Come on, admit it. You love to spend your free time roaming from page to page, checking out what your friends and people you barely know are posting on Facebook. From extra-personal status updates to scandalous photos, you delight in all the over-sharing.
It’s a rush to get the latest gossip. Even the most mundane… Read more
November 9th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
As more and more parents work longer hours just to make ends meet, their supervisorial time of their children will inevitably in many cases shrink. When that’s the case, the potential for problems increases.
According to a recent survey from Microsoft Research of just over 1,000 parents, 36 percent of those parents knew their kids had joined social networking leader… Read more