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Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and now Google+, it’s becoming increasingly unclear where one’s private life ends and work life begins.
And, with the amount of PR disasters resulting from rogue or accidental tweets, employers are unsure whether—or how much—to crack down on their employees’ use of social media.
According to an infographic from Mindflash and Column Five, 70.7 percent of companies block social networking sites in the office, and 55 percent have some sort of social media policy in place. For 44 percent of companies, those policies cover use both inside and outside of the workplace. The infographic goes on to show that more than half of companies believe that social media provides advantages when used for business, but provides disadvantages when it’s not.