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CDPR 108 week 1- Intro blog

Hello,

My names Ashley Campbell and this is my first time blogging.  I am an avid social media user however have never gotten into blogging. So hopefully I will get better at this as the courses continues. Below is my first post.

In chapter two of our textbook it discusses the value social media can add to an organization. The book states there is two ways to use social media, for entertainment purposes and for building a community around your company. I know alot of work places where their computers are blocked from entering social media sites. The question is, is this a good thing or a bad thing. An employee who is playing games or commenting on friends photos will not add any value to a business` social media program. However an employee posting about up coming product or monitoring social media for negative responses will. Social media in the work place has this stigma attached to it. There are also legal obligations when a business uses social media. I have attached an article below to blog Canadian Business, which discusses the ethics and law on social and the workplace. Its an interesting topic in that how do you draw the line between acceptable workplace social media and usage and what isn’t. How would this be monitored. I am very much looking forward as the class progresses seeing how organizations deal with this matter and what my fellow classes mates think of it.

Articles

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/blogs-and-comment/ethics-law-and-social-media-in-the-workplace/

http://bx.businessweek.com/social-media-in-the-workplace/view?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sociableblog.com%2F2012%2F12%2F21%2F10-reasons-to-use-social-media-for-employee-benefits%2F

http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202579655072&More_Employers_Creating_Social_Media_Policies_for_the_Workplace

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3 thoughts on “CDPR 108 week 1- Intro blog

  1. Hi Ashley

    It is definitely an interesting dilemma because it also brings up the issue of individuals becoming unauthorized corporate spokespersons if they are commenting/sharing information about the organization that could be construed as an official position of the company depending on the role that the individual has in the company. We are in the process of developing a social media policy that will clearly define permitted use of social media during work hours. It is definitely going to change the corporate landscape on who speaks on behalf of the organization.
    Kara

  2. Hi Ashley, As someone who works in government – your blog resonates with me. Most of us are currently blocked from viewing a lot of different types of content and sites on the web. Fortunately, views are starting to change as it becomes apparent that we can’t do without the web if we’re going to engage with the public in a way they want to be engaged. Thank you for sharing the links to what look like interesting articles. I’ll check them out. Did you happen to see an article on the front page of today’s New York Times on the subject of employers’ social media policies and how U.S. courts are ruling on the subject? Here’s the link if you’re interested (and haven’t already seen it): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/technology/employers-social-media-policies-come-under-regulatory-scrutiny.html?_r=0 All the best in the course! Good to e-meet you! ~ Janette

    • Hey Janette,

      thanks for the comments! I didnt see that article but will read it for sure. It seems like it will go nicely with this topic and course as a whole.

      -Ashley

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