Monthly Archives: December 2010

Is your Employer watching your Facebook Updates??

HMMMMM …. Scary…. right???

It’s been over 4 years that i am using Facebook. And i must admit, its an revolution. Some might agree and some might not.  It depends how you want to look at it. Facebook has changed the way we communicate, the way we greet our friends, the way we discuss in groups, events. You name it and Facebook has managed to do it as u like it.

 

 

 

Ok ok, enough of Facebook victory song 🙂 Lets get back to the topic “Is your employer watching your Facebook Updates”

You might say “So what, does it make a difference” or  “I don’t care, its my personal account, i will do what ever i want”  or ” i do care, but is that a right thing” or “They don’t have a right to keep a track on my personal Updates” and many more……

The reason for taking this topic is to just throw some light of what if they keep a watch on our updates…. (There are employers who have an eye on the updates / messages that have been published in the Social Networking world)

Me sure that by now, you all must have felt that its a personal thing, personal choice, freedom of expression – to be on Facebook, or post, update things you like etc. The only concern that i believe the employer might have (Future employers too) is that, during working hours there are times when there are some updates like ” This is my game score, can you beat it ” or “Getting bored at office” or “Work sucks” or anything related to your office mates or manager, it can be anything. (Me sure, some of you might not agree with my views). Again let me say this, its your personal Choice, and everyone has a right to do their own thing, after all it’s my personal account.

But just give it a thought for a second, you are a manager or a team leader, and an employee asks for a leave (reason could be not feeling well ) and the next day you come to see his party pics on FB. Not necessary he might be in your list of friends, but there  are ways the photo might come into public. It can happen with a manager too, may be  he is saying about employees or his employer. The reason for writing this post is not to blame or point fingers at anyone. It’s just to say – Have fun, make the most of your freedom, but do also take care of what you post or what you express.

“Think… and then put across an update ”

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare – On one page? You Kidding?

HMMMMMM..

Well, not really. I have My Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and my Facebook Fan Page Account on one page. 🙂

You might wonder how is that possible 😉 I would love to answer this question.

The answer is…….. ” Hootsuite ” Some of you might be using other apps like Tweekdeck or Seesmic etc. The following post is a small attempt to share my experience with Hootsuite.  (i can use this without downloading it)

Oki, so what is Hootsuite all about??????

HootSuite is a website and online brand management service, which publishes to websites such as FacebookTwitterLinkedInFoursquareMySpace, and WordPress. It is also a Twitter client 🙂

So, what’s so cool about Hootsuite…….. Well, the best part of Hootsuite is that you can have all of your social networking accounts on one single page. You can see your updates, reply, put in your status message. And……. Hold on to your breath….. You can also schedule your tweets, status messages. There you go, you can set the exact time and date when you want to have a tweet or status message sent across to world out there.

Also there is this amazing way you can filter the messages / Tweets. It is called as Stream. You can type any Keyword and create a tab. This tab will filter based on the search that you have given. And will show you tweets or messages matching that exact Keyword. For example i have created a Stream related to Social Media. SO, every time there is a tweet or message which contains SOCIAL MEDIA i will get that in my tab.  Interesting right….

Here is a small example of how it looks……. (Click on this Picture twice to have a complete view)


 

So what are you waiting for…… Go on, try it out. Its really very useful. Looking forward to know your experience about Hootsuite. It would great to know how you use it or how has it helped you.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

 

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