Workplace rants on social media are headache for companies

Social media has become ubiquitous for many Americans at work and home.Twitter users create 50 million tweets each day, and Facebook has more than 400 million users worldwide. With the number of users booming, human resource experts say an employee airing — or tweeting — dirty laundry about work is a company train wreck waiting to happen.

Employees eager to expand their social media pool may think they are harmlessly exchanging information with co-workers and managers. Some users may not realize what they say on a social media site — whether it be at home or work, on a company computer or a personal computer — can be grounds for firing. Recent privacy breaches of sites such as Facebook show that once information is divulged, it may be impossible to control.  Read more at Daily Cut.


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