Fun-List: Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired!

According to Proofpoint, an Internet security firm, of companies with 1,000 or more employees, 17 percent report having issues with employees’ use of social media. Furthermore, 8 percent of those companies report having actually dismissed someone for their behavior on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Some other interesting findings from the study:

  • 15 percent have disciplined an employee for violating multimedia sharing / posting policies
  • 13 percent of US companies investigated an exposure event involving mobile or Web-based short message services
  • 17 percent disciplined an employee for violating blog or message board policies

So, how do you avoid getting fired when using social media? What are the things which will, most probably, get you fired? Here we go with another Thoughtpick fun-fact list with a point:

1. Speak ill of your boss or manager

Example: “I hate my job!! I want to tell my bosses how dumb they are and how meaningless this job is, then quit, and be happy!” Revealed by CNN.com

Tron Legacy Viral Campaign – Learn Social Media by Example

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy

Tron is, by definition, a cult classic that spawned a video game, a comic book and an up and coming TV series. The movie was  released in 1982 to mixed critical review, while it had a solid story and featured the first heavy use of CGI in a feature film it never appealed to the critics or the general public. But there definitely were enough neon clothes and light cycle coolness to woo sci-fi fans across many generations.

As time went by and the movie picked up more and more fans, talks and gossip about a possible sequel started to emerge. Maybe a continuation of the original story, some said it might even be a remake that would bring it to the 21st century. Finally, in 2008′s  San Diego Comic Con, and after 26 years of anticipation, speculation came to a head and Disney featured a preliminary trailer of Tron Legacy.

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Love at First Poke

This might sound absurd to someone who does not hang around as many geeks as I do, but believe it or not, at least 10% of my good friends have met their soulmates online. When I say online, I do not mean dating sites. The relationships that worked were often more like serendipity, often starting on social media sites when neither party even had the word “soul” in mind.

Be Ware! Top 8 Social Media Scams So Far [videos]

In efforts to keep you safe, at least from social media inflicted scams, here’s a mixed list of top 8 scams you should know about and probably take to mind when using social media.

Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

That's a lot of Info but I can't find anything!

Ever since Twitter secured as much as $100 million dollars of funding last year speculation went wild on what kind of business model they will adopt. In NovemeberTwitter COO Dick Costolo confirmed that the first piece to fall into place is the Ad platform which he described as "fascinating. Non-traditional. And people will love it…...

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Honda Accord Crosstour — Learn Social Media by.. Failure

Honda Accord Crosstour — Learn Social Media by.. Failure

OUCH!

Given the amount of money and time that goes into designing a new car it is easy to get blind-sighted by your own ego and lose the ability to evaluate your product objectively. It also didn't help much that the marketing wheel of the industry was a closed loop and controlled for limiting any dissenting view of a new product.

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Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook Credits

Let me introduce you to "Facebook Credits", now open for applications that not only spam our sorry butts off, but are also about to do some ripping off. Basically, Facebook Credits is a currency that is aimed at making the purchase of virtual goods across Facebook's apps easier.

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Information is Beautiful [video]

Aside from the fact that it a sight for sore eyes when it comes to design, this video is a fountain of information that really gives you a complete overview of the state of the Internet today.

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Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

In support of the charity for kids

If you go to Target's Facebook page and click on the Super Love Sender tab, you are able to begin the process of sending a "JibJab-like, NFL- and Valentine-themed" greeting card. Before you start creating the card, you can choose from one of five charities that you think should get the most money.

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Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatarize yourself: How @amerkawar looks as an Avatar :)

A movie that was truly entertaining, bringing 3D cinematics to the mainstream and raising the bar for special effects. While Sam Worthington and the Na'vi own part of their success to Mr. James Cameron's genius, a great social marketing campaign helped propel the buzz around "Avatar" to stratospheric heights on the internet and giving...

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