While it is not unheard of for public agencies to ban use of social media at the workplace, officials in Kent County (DE) took their policy one step further. The county already prohibits employees from using social media at work. But a recent proposal tried to stop workers from using social media to criticize colleagues or the county on their own time. The proposal encountered media opposition, including an editorial from DelawareOnline which read, in part: “You can’t criticize county government decisions on your own computer, at home, on your own time? This is a proposal that requires considerable rethinking. Kent County should stick with workplace rules.” According to Government Technology, a county spokesman said the proposal has now been tabled for review and revision. Link to full story in Government Technology.