Should Facebook Be Banned from Work? - Let Patience Be Thy Guide

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

Valdes agreed with Drakos' take on liability, but added that companies are still learning the language of social media and will eventually set best practices for managing online identity, what gets revealed, and so on.


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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