Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Search engines & Facebook

An interesting news item from the UK's Telegraph newspaper on major search engines being able to search Facebook. So what will the impact of this be now that major search engines like Google and Yahoo can search for names of people on Facebook?

This summer several of the human resource specialists that spoke to one of the teacher workshops that I faclitate indicated that they do check out Facebook or MySpace sites to see what a prospective employee might have posted while in school (college or high school) and some indicated that judgement calls would have to be made if issues arose from the stuff that had been posted to these sites. Will the ability to search Facebook like any other phone book search change the way in which members of the social networking sites post information?



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