Some time ago, when personal email started getting popular, many companies blocked their employees from checking their Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL accounts from the office.
Today, I read that 54% of surveyed companies block their employees from accessing social network sites at work. Taking this to its next logical step, these same companies will prevent employees accessing webmail, FaceBook, Twitter and the rest from their own smartphones during office hours.
At the same time, these very same companies are trying to jump on the social media bandwagon and engage with their customers. “Follow Us On Twitter!” “We’re On FaceBook! Become a Fan.”
Anyone else see the irony?