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By Lawrence Dechant
Facebook users in or around the Stockton, Calif., area may be getting a new friend. A local business owner has made it his mission to friend every bar patron as a precautionary measure to keep the good patrons in and the bad ones... Read More »
It's no secret that employers and hiring managers will check applicants' social media accounts. But now, employees need to worry about the boss checking their Facebook while they're on the job.
According to the Council of State Governments, some companies are asking employees to " 'friend' a human resources... Read More »
You've heard the stories of employees fired for social media posts: rants about work, remarks about supervisors, or photos in compromising situations. But many people don't realize how what's on Facebook, Twitter and other services can keep them from getting hired -- particularly those between the ages of 16 and... Read More »
By Aaron Guerrero
You may be a social media junkie, hopping from one site to another. But if your employer suspects you check your friend's Facebook wall more than your work emails, he may be entitled to make you hand over your passwords.
Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy... Read More »
In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board said an employer broke the law when it dismissed an employee who criticized it on Facebook and in an email, and who encouraged employees to unionize. The NLRB ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to his old job with back pay. The employee had... Read More »
If you're a teacher, and want to keep your job, don't insult your students on Facebook. If your boss is a Jewish community leader, and you want to keep your job, don't post photos on Facebook of yourself covered in swastikas. And if you're anyone who wants to keep your job, don't go on Facebook and insult... Read More »
By Alyson Shontell
On April 9, 2012, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold their 13-person startup, Instagram, to Facebook. Facebook purchased the photo filter app 18 months after its launch for $1 billion: $300 million in cash, the rest in Facebook stock.
What has the year been like for Systrom since selling... Read More »