Social networks like Facebook help people connect, but sometimes, those connections go bad. Joseph Grenny, co-author of New York Times best-seller Crucial Conversations, conducted an online survey about hostility on social networks and got some surprising results from the 2,698 respondents.
A few days ago we reported that Saudi Arabia had blocked and unblocked access to Facebook for a few hours. They are now claiming it was a mistake.
In a confusing case of censorship, Saudi Arabia blocked and unblocked access to Facebook… within the same day.
Are social networks to blame for viruses running on company computers? The Maryland General Assembly has completely blocked social networks Facebook and MySpace from the computers of state legislators and their staffs, citing an increase in viruses and malware that are affecting the computers of the Maryland General Assembly, according to New Line. Michael Gaudiello, who is the Office of Legislative Information Systems Director, sent out a memorandum telling the staff of the new 2009 policy.
It seems a bit strange that the social networks themselves are to blame for malware, but the memo states that weeks of analysis concludes that many of the infecting programs are originating from pages hosted on Facebook and MySpace. So to decrease the number of viruses affecting the machines of the Maryland General Assembly facilities, both Facebook and MySpace have simply been blocked all together.