When it comes to using social media at work, I think trust is a big issue — just like everything else. I know a lot of people who use sm sparingly and professionally — but I also see a lot of LOLCats pics going up during business hours. Basically, if it is not interfering with productivity, I say go for it. I am one of those people who can have multiple windows open at once and still get my work done. Not everyone works that way. If you have to sign out of your accounts to get your work done, do it! But just because someone has their Twitter or Facebook page pulled up, it does not mean that they’re goofing off. When I was doing sm for a federal agency last year, I had my FB page open the entire day. But I was also working on other things, as well. My boss trusted me to not goof around, and, in turn, I gave him my best.
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