Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Does Social Media Make Your Smarter?

A study published by global think tank, the Human Capital Institute (HCI), revealed that over half of all organizations are experimenting with communities of practice for business purposes, along with other popular applications such as social networks (49%), blogs and/or wikis (39%).

According to the third annual Deloitte LLP Ethics & Workplace survey published earlier this year, 60% of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organizations in online social networks and 74% believe social networks make it easier to damage a company's reputation.

However, 53% of employees (and 63% of 18 to 34 year olds) say their social networking pages are not an employer's concern.

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