Facebook along with handfulls of other social networks are penetrating the global masses and are being used not just by enthusiastic teenagers and college students but by boomers and all other generations. From todlers to grandmas photos, videos, news updates from friends to family are being shared every second the social web. But where is the line drawn for when people can and cannot use these networks and to what extent such as time limits. (Photo Credit: nobihaya)
Many employers are growing in concern in relation to the increased usage of these social networks at work due to the distraction and usable time that is swept away. Furthermore, many employers are turning to these social networks to do background checks on individuals and employees by looking through pictures, photos, videos and more to determine their history and general life as to pertain their candidacy for many roles.
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