Although I’m pleased as punch that you’re reading the Daily Diversion today and sincerely hope you’re also following EBN’s updates on Facebook and Twitter, your manager might be much less thrilled.

In a recent report on, Associate Editor Lydell C. Bridgeford relays details from a recent Deloitte survey that finds 60% of employers say they’re will within their rights to monitor your social media interactions, and 17% in fact have programs in place to monitor and mitigate the possible reputational risks related to the use of social networks.

Yet, about half of employee-rebels say defined guidelines will not change their behavior online, and about one-third (unwisely) never consider what their boss or customers might think before posting material online. Sorry, but it seems to me that’s just a disaster waiting to happen.

What do you think? Do you censor yourself in social media interactions? If you knew for certain “big brother” was watching, would you act differently? Does your company have a policy to monitor employees’ social media use? If so, have you uncovered anything particularly scandalous? Inquiring minds want to know.

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