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Social Networking Amongst Employees

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We live and work in a very connected and networked society. In your opinion, how have digital, social networking sites changed how we communicate and engage with other employees? Try to think of both positive and negative influences.

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With the prevalence of smartphones, it is not uncommon for employees to have "24/7" access to work emails. Additionally, it is estimated that 165 million, or about one out of every two person within the United States, has a Facebook account (Felix). The vast usage of social media networking creates a scenario in which employees can be "connected" with each other constantly. There are both positive and negative ramifications of this dynamic.

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This solution is about 300 words and includes a reference, discussing both the positive and negative impacts of employees whom engage in social networking. The ability to virtually "see" what your fellow coworkers are doing, on a 24-hour basis, leads little privacy and nearly no line between personal and professional lives.