Good news spreads faster than bad on social networks


BAD NEWS SELLS. If it bleeds, it leads. No news is good news, and good news is no news. Those are the classic rules for the evening broadcasts and the morning papers, based partly on data (ratings … [Read more...]

Council employee resigns over Facebook comments


A social media expert has warned the boundaries between public and private have become blurred, after a Gore District Council employee resigned in the wake of comments she made online. Dr Mark … [Read more...]

ERA throws out dismissal over pregnancy

Janita Wright

A spray tan specialist was fired by her aunt after she got pregnant, with the aunt telling her clients would find it "disgusting and repulsive" to have services performed by a pregnant woman. The … [Read more...]

Facebook using workers hogging workplace bandwidth

Worker on Facebook

Social-network users are hogging more computer-network bandwidth - from the cubicle next door. A growing proportion of the capacity on corporate networks is being taken up by employees actively … [Read more...]

A 7-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals

go to success

It's the first work week of 2012, and from what I see on Twitter, lots of folks are jumping into the New Year with a resolution or two. Whether those resolutions are online ("check Facebook no more … [Read more...]

Labour MP has Facebook rant against Mad Butcher

Yes that is right folks I have been silly.

Labour Party list MP Darien Fenton's Facebook rant against the Mad Butcher, Peter Leitch is another example of people in management doing dumb things with social media. Among other things, Darien … [Read more...]

Is the traditional CV a thing of the past?

Increasingly we need to be online - or risk being off the pace, when it comes to job hunting.

Our curriculum vitae used to be our ticket to employment. The exhaustive record of all we have achieved was the standard by which we were judged in the initial stages of our application for a job. … [Read more...]

Workers worried online past may damage career prospects

It is good to see people doing weird stuff on photocopiers with their clothes on for a change.

The latest Kelly Global Workforce Index shows that 25% of New Zealand men and 22% of women are worried that material from their social networking sites could adversely impact their careers. 30% of … [Read more...]

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