Social Networking Sites

Posted on: June 18, 2006

Here is an article that describes how employers look up information on undergraduates on social networking sites. I guess data on Facebook is not as private as some undergraduates believe. However, it makes me question how ethical it is for employers to go "snooping" around on people, and then not hire them because of their personal lives which have no reflection on their professional abilities. If the private lives of many employees were investigated, I am sure lots of unsavory information could be uncovered. Perhaps the fact that this information is "public" or at least semi-public, the employers feel justified in looking around for it.

Then again, the Pentagon has begun data mining the sites as well. Lovely. As if phone surveillance was not enough.


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