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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Part 3 - The Social Network revolution

In Feb 2009, the Daily Telegraph reported that Kimberly Swann, a 16 year old from Clacton, posted on Facebook that she thought her job was boring. She was called into her manager's office and handed a letter that cited her Facebook comments as the reason for dismissal:

"Following your comments made on Facebook about your job and the company we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your work we end your employment with immediate effect."
Unbecoming Behaviour

Stacy Snyder wanted to be a teacher. By the spring of 2006, the 25-year old single mother had completed her course and was looking forward to her future career. Then her dream died. Summoned by university officials, she was told she would not be a teacher, because she had posted a photo on the Internet showing her in costume wearing a pirate’s hat and drinking from a plastic cup. This was deemed to be behaviour unbecoming of a teacher. Stacy considered taking the photo offline. But the damage was done. Her web page had been catalogued by search engines, and her photo archived by web crawlers. The Internet remembered what Stacy wanted to have forgotten.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, thx for inviting to read this. I'm on blogspot too. For the Hungarian speakers. This article is really good. Looking forward to your writings. Anna