Better than the real thing

Report in Saturdays SMH about the success of Facebook downunder. Interesting that Facebook is apparently becoming more popular with older more middle class users than the ‘youthful’ Youtube/MySpace. Which is ironic when our conservative Liberal Gov. is now saturating YouTube with images of a ‘groovy/hip to youth issues’ party (an act they no doubt regret given the dozens of spoofs generated-hard to find the genuine article). But the report again highlights concerns of employers blocking or restricting access to such sites. One Employer has a policy of ‘FaceBook hour’ at lunch or after work. As I’ve mentioned, my own jottings are done outside work but for reasons other than access denial or feeling guilty. We need organisations to embrace what is going on here, and develop more sophisticated and realistic policies on usage. Maybe recognition of harnessing social networking (at least on work related topics) for organisational knowledge management, might be a good start. Previous post.

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About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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