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MySpace slashes half its global staff

Struggling entertainment site MySpace said Tuesday that it is cutting nearly half of its staff worldwide, or about 500 people, after an extensive revamp in October overhauled its look and allowed it to be run with fewer people. Mike Jones, the chief executive of MySpace, said cuts are “tough but necessary” and would put the… Continue Reading MySpace slashes half its global staff

Social networking sites are more likely to hurt job seekers chances of finding employment than they are to help them land a job. People ages 35 and older are the most rapidly growing age group to join Facebook, and about 51 percent of American adults with online access use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or other social… Continue Reading Employers ‘unfriend’ job seekers who use Facebook

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The social networking venue you choose apparently has a lot to do with your demographic profile. Researchers at the Neilson Co. have published a report they say shows there’s a connection between affluency and social networking choices, according to a CNN report. People in more affluent demographics were 25 percent more likely to use Facebook, while… Continue Reading Facebook or LinkedIn? It depends on how much you make

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Most firms ban on-the-job social networking

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Most companies ban social networking while on the job, according to a survey from Robert Half Technology. More than half (54 percent) of chief information officers said their firms prohibit employees from visiting such social networking sites as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace while on the job. The survey was based on interviews with more than… Continue Reading Most firms ban on-the-job social networking

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I’ll cut my favorite bank a bit of slack this week and get back to passing along sage advice. This week we’ll turn to Laura Stack, who is president of The Productivity Pro Inc., for some tips about how to navigate social media — which she says is a double-edged sword. “On one hand, it… Continue Reading Tips for avoiding the digital quicksand of social media

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