19 March 2012 Jay Shepherd

Are social-media users less ethical?

A recent study suggests that they might be. HR Bartender’s Sharlyn Lauby explains on Mashable:

One of the most fascinating conclusions in the report is that “active social networkers show a higher tolerance for activities that could be considered unethical.” But Harned says the findings are not an indictment about the character of social networkers: “It appears that they are more willing to consider things that are ‘gray areas’ — issues that are not always clear in company policies as wrong; and that’s an area for further study.”

I have some issues with the premise of the study, and Sharlyn kindly included some of my thoughts in her piece.

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