Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Internet never forgets ...

Singapore. (30 July 2010. 1500 hrs). In an article published in the Digital Life supplement of The Straits Times dated 28 July 2010, the reporter cited incidences where past acts posted on the internet have come back to haunt her friends.

The reporter cited incidences where a man lost his job after being seen partying on Facebook while on sick leave, and the dismissal of the CNN editor for Middle Eastern affairs after she tweeted about her respect for the Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. The reporter also cited survey reports that show that 70% of hiring managers and recruiters in the United States have rejected applicants based on information they have found online on them.

This is additional proof of the impact of the 'perfect information environment' I talked about in my research paper.

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