Tamar Weinberg's recently wrote about [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2287.html"]five good reasons to start using Twitter[/URL], the popular microblogging service. If it convinced you to take the plunge, here's something to consider before you sign up: Will you register under your own name? If so, that means your boss and co-workers can anonymously watch the things you Tweet (that's Twitter-speak for "post"), even if they're not registered with the service. Though you'd never say or do anything unprofessional on Twitter (right?), let's take a look at ways what you post can help -- or haunt -- your career. 1) Use Twitter to keep in …

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According to analysis from web security company [URL="http://www.scansafe.com"]ScanSafe[/URL], a third of employers are now blocking social networking sites to prevent staff poking each other in the workplace. Amongst its corporate customer base it has seen the number blocking such sites rise by 17 percent from this time last year. Poking has become something of a global obsession ever since Facebook threw its doors open to the general public rather than being strictly a plaything of academia. In fact, ScanSafe says that Facebook usage grew by 270 percent during the last year, with 52 million users worldwide. Although MySpace still heads …

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