by Georgene Huang
Originally published: July 26, 2017
Data shows that most of us use social media these days. As social media becomes more deeply ingrained in our daily lives, it’s only natural that sometimes our digital activity traverses the boundaries between the purely personal and purely professional.
One consequence of the blurring between our professional and personal digital lives, of course, is that we can more easily get in trouble if we’re searching for a new job or simply using the internet to vent about our jobs. In fact, one survey found that 30% of employers have fired employees for misuse of the Internet. And of course, some employees have been terminated due to their comments and posts on social media sites.