What’s the Buzz: Hold that Tweet or You Might Get Fired

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By Hannah Johnson

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What's the BuzzDoes your company have a social media policy? Maybe you should check. While we often rely on social media to build our professional network and discuss issues with customers and colleagues, websites like Twitter and Facebook also offer a tempting forum for airing public complaints and outrage. Mashable.com reports that 8% of US companies have fired people for their activities on social media sites. Don’t be one of those people.

Nevertheless, plenty of us are still using social media for professional purposes and not getting fired. TechCrunch tells us that LinkedIn has reached 45 million users. That benchmark was announced via Twitter on Tuesday night. Here’s a tip: Consider joining the groups on LinkedIn, as some have great discussions and interesting members.

And finally, via PersonaNonData, we discovered that the Book Industry Study Group is hosting a free webcast about the future of ISBN and other book identifiers that have emerged with advent digital content. The webcast is scheduled for September 15 and you have to register in advance for this free online webcast. So, if you’re interested, click here now.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.