Roman Polanski Banned from Facebook Pokes

2009-11-27 by EPR Staff
Roman Polanski

After being set to be released on bail from a 2-month stay at a Swiss prison, the extradited Roman Polanski has reportedly been banned from poking other users on Facebook. Arrested for a 1976 sex case in L.A., Polanski is fearful of returning to the states. And considering the nature of his alleged crime, certain precautions are being taken towards controlling his actions while free on bail. Ruled by the Swiss courts, the limitations on Polanski's online social networking behavior seem bias and unnecessary. But will such measures be taken in future sex cases? In addition to the Facebook poking... Read More >

Corporate Abuse of Facebook Photos Gets Employees in Trouble

2009-11-24 by EPR Staff
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Caught up, on super blast. It's the trade off we have for participating in online social networks. and for some, the prerequisite of such online participation can still be avoided when it comes to getting caught. It's usually the photos that get ya. Facebook is one of those social networks that has a tendency to get lots of people caught up. Take Nathalie Blanchard for instance. She was on disability, unable to work full-time for the past 18 months. Blanchard suffers from depression, and was told by her doctor to go out and have some fun. Perhaps she had too... Read More >

Should You Build Your Public Relations Efforts on Facebook?

2009-10-16 by EPR Staff
Facebook Public Relations

Do you know how to develop an effective public relations campaign that takes full advantage of today's most popular social media? Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon - the vast array of social media tools available can be confusing and even overwhelming. Marketers can't afford to ignore social media when planning their strategies. According to a post by Leena Rao of TechCrunch, Facebook, in particular, had over 95 million unique U.S. visitors last month (September 2009). Facebook's impressive growth last month is not an isolated trend. According to posts on Inside Facebook (a site dedicated to tracking Facebook trends... Read More >

Study Shows Companies Prohibit Social Networking on the Job

2009-10-08 by EPR Staff
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A recent survey by Robert Half Technology shows that many companies with 100 or more employees prohibit the use of networks likes Facebook or Twitter during work hours. Employees who want to use these networks have to wait until after hours or risk violating company policies. RHT interviewed more than 1,400 chief information officers (CIOs) from companies across US. More than half (54 percent) of these said their firms do not allow employees to visit social networking sites for any reason while at work. CIOs were asked, “Which of the following most closely describes your company’s policy on visiting social... Read More >

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