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National Press Club podcast explores social-media usage while at work

May 1, 2014 | By Mike Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

Should people be allowed to use social media while they are on the job? For communication professionals, the answer may seem like a no-brainer, but National Press Club member and human resources expert Aliah Wright says more than 40 percent of the nation's companies don't let employees use sites like Facebook and Twitter at work.

In the latest edition of the Press Club's podcast "Update-1," Wright tells Club member Jason Athony about why it's important to lower that number and the new book she's authored is an effort to do so. She also shares some entertaining anecdotes about how mingling business and social media can go wrong, including the story of a man who lost an $80,000 settlement when his daughter took to Facebook with the news.

"Update-1" is produced by the NPC's Broadcast Committee. It provides a forum for listeners to learn about newsworthy stories either originating from the Club or involving Club members. The show can be heard by clicking here.

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