AVG Technologies Digital Diaries project looks at how social networks affect people’s work lives. A study released as part of the project earlier this year included 4,000 people in 10 countries and found that more than half felt that workplace privacy has decreased with the proliferation of social media networks.
Here’s what else it found:
- 10% of respondents said that they had discovered colleagues initiating secret discussions about them online.
- 11% said that they found embarrassing photos or videos of themselves on social sites.
- 6% of all respondents and 10% of those in the United States said they were subjected to unwanted romantic advances from co-workers over social networks.
- 25% said their companies have no policies in place to prevent cyber-bullying.
— Adapted from “More than 50% of people feel their workplace privacy is eroded by social networking,” Jamillah Knowles, The Next Web.