"Despite the general reluctance to bare all through old media, new communicative technologies are leading, if not encouraging, individuals to engage in an unprecedented degree of exhibitionism about their personal lives, thoughts and activities to a virtual worldwide audience. Frequently, such communications relate directly or indirectly to work or co-workers and have the potential for causing negative employment consequences." - William A. Herbert in "Workplace Consequences of Electronic Exhibitionism and Voyeurism"For other posts related to social media and the workplace, click here.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
William A. Herbert, New York State Public Employment Relations Board Deputy Chair, brought to my attention a recent article he authored, “Workplace Consequences of Electronic Exhibitionism and Voyeurism,” which may be downloaded at the Social Science Research Network. A number of authors and commentators have tackled various legal issues related to social media, privacy, and the workplace, but Herbert’s commentary offers a particularly insightful discussion with its special emphasis on the social psychological aspects of the world of Web 2.0.