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Watch What You Post On Social Media – Your Future Boss May Be Watching

I found an interesting study on CareerBuilder about how social media posting affect a managers decision to hire a prospective employee. According to CareerBuilder 43% of manager decided not to hire a job candidate  because of something the found on a social media profile, and 39% of companies use social networking sites to research social networking sites to research job candidates. Here are more of their findings.

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More Employers Hunting Through Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media to Recruit New Hires

If you didn’t know it by now, employers are using social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as an active part of their recruiting process.

In fact, a new survey suggests that even if you are not providing a recruiter with your social media information, most are still looking at them anyway.

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13 Signs Facebook Is Following You a Bit Too Closely

Social technology, like Facebook, might be a great way for people to keep in touch, but it can also just as easily become a massive hindrance.

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Study Reveals Lots of Parents Use Facebook to Spy on Their Kids

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter may have eroded levels of privacy by giving people a place to post every facet of their lives and the people around them. However, it’s also given parents a way of doing some sneaky snooping into their children’s lives.

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How Are You Adapting to Facebook and Other Social Media? – Survey of the Day

Now that people are getting more used to being on social networks like Facebook they seem to be getting more picky about whom they are sharing their information with.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of social media network users removed people from their friend rolls in 2011, which was up from the 56 percent of those who did so in 2009.

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Man’s Facebook Date Used as Unwitting Getaway Driver

Leah Gibbs was so impressed with Adam Minton’s Facebook profile that she agreed to go on a date with the man she knew just through the social networking site.

The 23-year-old Australian woman probably realized this wasn’t going to be a traditional date when Minton kicked it off by asking her to drive him to a betting parlor and then wait in the car while he presumably made a wager.

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Dating Site For Pretty People Nixes 30,000 Members

Finding a date — let alone a life partner — is hard enough, but the dating website BeautifulPeople.com has just made things a little more difficult for their paying members.

The site, as the name implies, only allows attractive men and women to flirt and mingle amongst each other. However, a virus dubbed ‘Shrek’ infiltrated the site last month, allowing tens of thousands of newbies to become members without going through the proper vetting process, first.

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Survey: People Willing to Give Up Sense of Smell to Continue Social Networking

Staying in touch is more important than staying in smell.

A new survey from McCann Worldgroup of more than 6,000 people around the world found about half would be willing to give up their sense of smell over the ability to engage in social networking.

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Information Hwy Helps Or Hurts Interpersonal Relationships?

Social networking sites, texting, messaging or skyping are all common place nowadays. Do you think it has hurt your interpersonal relationships?

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