If social networking checks conducted by employers on prospective employees were not enough, there are now reports that some companies are even asking job applicants to provide passwords to their Facebook accounts.
The employers’ unjustified demand for Facebook passwords is in the name of performing background checks before hiring a person. Most people including officials of the social networking giant Facebook believe that accessing some other person’s Facebook account is a gross violation of one’s privacy.
All the social networks lately — even WordPress, which is, debatably, not a social network — have shifted focus from sharing to resharing (retweeting, reblogging, Facebook’s “share,” etc, are all forms of this). It’s become all the rage, and why shouldn’t it?
It’s easier, it gives due credit, it aids something’s potential to go viral, and it’s quick. It’s a new form of self-expression. If you agree with something you see, don’t duplicate it; just reshare it. Tumblr’s community was — and this is a matter of opinion — was the first to really embrace this resharing idea (under the title reblogging), and it currently dominates that concept.