Mar 20

Good news spreads faster than bad on social networks

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BAD NEWS SELLS.┬áIf 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 and circulation) and partly on the gut instincts of producers and editors. Wars, earthquakes, plagues, floods, fires,…

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Mar 20

Cloud data a tempting target for hackers

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Internet-based cloud services are gathering an enormous trove of information. Everything from highly personal medical and social media material to confidential financial and corporate documents are being stored online. Already a quarter of the world’s business data is cloud based. This is proving an irresistible lure for hackers. One notable example was the…

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Mar 12

Communication in the Workplace

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Introduction : When we examine the causes of many of our employment relations issues in the workplace, a common theme is misunderstood communication. The addition of email, intranets and social media type platforms into the workplace have multiplied the chances of management and employees bursting into print without thinking through the consequences of…

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May 22

Council employee resigns over Facebook comments

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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…

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Sep 30

Labour MP has Facebook rant against Mad Butcher

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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 Fenton’s said that she chooses “not to buy stuff from those who support Tories.” Referring to The Mad Butcher chain that Sir…

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