Friday, June 26, 2009

[TechRepublic] Social networking blunders: Should you tweet that you've been laid off?

June 26, 2009

Should you avoid tweeting that you've been laid off?

IT CareerShould you tweet about being fired or refrain from mentioning your recent layoff in Facebook? Career blogger Toni Bowers weighs in on these questions. Do the networking opportunities outweigh the whiff of desperation? What's the most inappropriate work-related item you've ever seen on a social networking site?

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The iPhone is Here to Stay. What's an Enterprise to do About it?

Offering enterprise-class support for the iPhone, iAnywhere Mobile Office combines robust email, calendar, contacts and tasks functionality with a unique approach for enhanced security for iPhone, Windows Mobile and Symbian. (Sybase)

Geekend Picks of the Week

Blade Runner posterWhat are the most prophetic science fiction movies?
TechRepublic members and regular Geekenders have debated their favorite sci-fi genre movies on numerous occasions, but based solely on the criteria of how prophetic a movie has been, what sci-fi/futuristic movies would you nominate -- and why?

My thoughts on the TR community gathering
Joe Rosberg: On the eve of TechRepublic's community gathering, I thought it might be appropriate to share a few thoughts - and ask for yours.

Download: Sample social networking policy
IT Pro Rick Vanover has crafted a sample social networking policy that you can customize to fit the needs of your organization. (See Jason Hiner's post, "Intel publishes social media guidelines for its employees.")

Saturn ringsPhotos: Cassini Equinox Mission explores the Saturn System
A cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency, the Cassini-Huygens mission orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed, and assembled at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and operations are directed out of the imaging center which is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. See some of the mission photos collected here.

Night-shift boredom on the help desk
When you are working the night shift, you don't have many calls, and you have finished all those exciting little projects that the boss left for you when he sauntered out the door at five P.M., how do you stay awake?

Efficient housingPhotos: Modeling the uber-efficient house
As Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins is apparently fond of saying, people who live in energy-efficient houses need not skimp on hot showers or cold beer. See photos of newly renovated ultra-efficient housing for inspiration.

Plextor Mini Digital HDTV ReceiverGeek Gifts 2009: Plextor Mini Digital HDTV Receiver
Watching high-definition television on your personal computer is only a USB dongle away when you have the Plextor Mini Digital HDTV Receiver.

Lenovo ThinkPad T400Lenovo ThinkPad T400s business thin-and-light laptop
Lenovo' new ThinkPad T400s laptop is a thin-and-light notebook for business users that features solid state drive storage and falls between the featherweight ThinkPad X300 and its T400 predecessor.

Public officials and private lives
How much do we have a right to know about government officials and candidates for government office? What effect does public scrutiny of these people have on government policy with regard to our privacy?

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Free Software Trial Finds VMware Problems and Optimizes the Data Center (VKernel)

Effective Web policies: ensuring staff productivity and legal compliance (Sophos)

Free Software Trial: Monitor your business performance and KPIs at-a-glance. (SAP)

Outsourcing: A Step-by-Step Guide for Choosing the Best Outside Vendors (SkillSoft)

Unrivaled Red Hat support now available from Novell (Novell)

U.S. loses 35K IT jobs in May, but market could be stabilizing
The IT job market in the U.S. took another hit in May, shedding 34,800 jobs (a 0.9% drop) and posting the sixth straight monthly decline, according to the latest data from TechServe Alliance. However, TechServe also noted anecdotal evidence that IT jobs could be stabilizing.

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