Should Facebook Be Banned from Work? - Thats Not Facebooks Fault

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-04-09 Print this article Print

This is true of all social media, Valdes claimed. Blogs, wikis, online forums and Twitter can all be used to strengthen an individual's brand at the expense of company. Again, this is a key challenge for corporations, but not enough of a reason to scuttle Facebook at work.


Facebook is a wildly popular social network, with more than 68 million users and counting. But is Facebook chewing up too much of corporate employees' time? Are employees risking their companies' intellectual property by using Facebook? During a debate at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2008 on April 7, Gartner analyst Nikos Drakos argued that Facebook should be banned, while Gartner's Ray Valdes defended the social network.


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