Privacy in Online Social Networking at Workplace

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

Employees using Social Network Sites (SNS) at workplace is a fact. As companies are further embracing social networks, how if at all does this practice affect the work dynamics? While privacy has been a hot topic in online social network research in general, there is little work investigating the privacy aspect of this practice at workplace. This paper aims at starting the groundwork towards filling the gap. Based on a review of existing literature in social networks and workplace studies, the authors hypothesize a number of potential privacy issues in this work practice and suggest future research directions in this area.