Can Social Networking be Good for your Career?

That’s the question being asked in the latest Vista News newsletter. After recounting some of the horror stories of people losing their job because they, apparently, didn’t understand the public nature of social networking sites, Deb Shinder does explain how having a professional profile and connecting with smart people in your field can be very…

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Why would you do this?

I don’t get asked this often, but it’s happened more than once, and it’s something I want to talk about. Occasionally when someone discovers my blog, and sees how involved I am in on-line communities, they’ll ask “why do you spend so much of your personal time blogging, and reading other blogs about your job?…

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Blocking Social Media to increase productivity?

While listening to a recent Typical Mac User Podcast episode, Victor’s wife made a comment about her iPhone that struck me as very interesting. Paraphrasing, she suggested that the iPhone’s internet access was very important to her, because when she’s at work the network has many of the things she needs to use to take…

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I’m not the only one with Trust Issues

Last week I wrote about the message you send to employees when you block access to sites that might be helpful to them on a personal level, that they simply can’t be trusted. Today, over at Real Lawyers Have Blogs, I spotted Kevin’s similar message about law firms who don’t allow lawyers to blog, “We’re…