Local first amendment lawyer Kevin Goldberg was nice enough to give us an interview about defamation issues shortly after Meg of 2Birds1Blog was fired for blogging. He’s since written a piece at his firm’s blog about the issues from the other side of the desk called coping with social media in the workplace.
How many of your employees do you think are looking at their Facebook pages right now? Good guess. Now walk down the hallways and see if you can catch any of them in the act. Go ahead, we’ll wait. We expect that, unless your guess was “probably all of them”, you were way off.
As you can see, it’s written more with a mind for the employer but it’s good reading for any employee as well, I think. It’s useful to know what kind of mindset your bosses probably have and the things they worry about. Particularly so if your bosses don’t have any policy in place because it might give you some idea of how shocked they’d be if they were confronted with your personal activities.