Welcome back everyone! Hope you are having a great Friday.
Similar to last week’s mention of NBC’s recent firing of an employee for posting an old video of a news broadcast, iMedia Connection reports that “according to the National Labor Relations Board, companies can not discipline workers who post criticisms on social-networking sites.”
iMedia Connection mentions that this is a “big deal” for companies in America. Certainly all of us have heard one or two horror stories about an employee criticizing their company after hours on a social media platform operating from their own personal computer, and subsequently getting fired or reprimanded. While the right to freedom of speech is something our country holds dear, common sense should also be practiced. What you say on the Internet can come back to haunt you. As a good rule of thumb, why say something online that you wouldn’t say to your employer’s face?
Christopher, one of the commenters, added this wise piece of advice:
While I agree with the NLRB ruling, I believe it would still be in the best interest of employees to be judicious in what they say about their employer(s)/boss(es) online. I still don’t think that, in general, people understand that what you do online – pictures, blogs, Tweets, wall posts, emails, IMs, etc. technically exist forever on some server, somewhere. Doesn’t matter if you delete them, close the account, so on. Being footloose and fancy free with your honest opinions about your boss, coworkers, employers, vendors, clients could easily come back to bite you the next time you try to get promoted, get a new position, meet with someone, and so on.
Be discerning in what you blog, email, tweet, or post.
Search Engine Journal brings us a look at the future – Fully Automated SEO. Duncan Heath points out that the beginnings of fully automated research, link building, onsite optimisation, and comprehensive reporting are already in the works. In time, websites could be entirely self-servicing through an user interface that could have been designed for toddlers.
One of the features Evolve Systems is proud of in our chosen content management system, Amiro.CMS, is its cutting edge search engine optimization (SEO) feature, which automates most of the routine optimization labor. Every new page with content created in Amiro.CMS generates its own list of SEO keywords and phrases. This takes most of the pressure off of inexperienced web developers, but for more experienced web developers, every element is customizable in the content management system. Often the best SEO results come about through a combination of pointed SEO research and auto-generated SEO keywords and terms within the content in the CMS. If you are looking for quality SEO in your CMS, Evolve Systems recommends Amiro.CMS.
Finally, for some humor as you head into the weekend…