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 McGuire, an Otago University senior lecturer in Design Studies specialising in social networking, said yesterday the business model of social networking sites, such as Facebook, actually encouraged making public everything people said or did online. "You have to spend a lot of time and effort to make it private. [...]

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