We've been waiting for a case like this: a lawsuit in the U.S. over who owns a Twitter account, and over the related question of how much a social media “follower” is worth. The results of the case between mobile phone news site PhoneDog and a former worker could help clarify tricky issues around social media portability.
Crowd sourcing can involve breaking up a large task such as validating data or translation into many small tasks and farming them out to numerous workers online instead of hiring a single worker or small number of workers to do the single large task.Read More
The woman alleges the accounts were accessed while she was recovering from a brain injury she sustained after being hit by a car while running an errand for work.
Watch out LinkedIn: a raft of new recruiting apps help companies better scout for talent from inside Facebook, the 800 million member social network. Read More
Use these tools to advertise job openings and mine the social network for prospects.Read More
Social media background checks on potential job candidates have raised some red flags in the legal community, which has created uncertainty for companies on the issue.Read More
Many senior executives at primarily small and mid-market businesses indicated risk management and compliance efforts are far behind implementation of social media as a corporate tool. Read More
There is 'so much information that's available out there' that the employer has to filter out the information to be sure it does not learn about issues it should not know about, such as religion and politics, panel contends.Read More
The NLRB has received an increasing number of charges related to social media in the past year, but this is the first case involving Facebook that resulted in an administrative law judge's decision after a hearing.Read More