what’s allowed and what’s not allowed

What is ethical? what is unethical? 

Quoting from Kai’s post, Jay Shepherd summarizes it in one sentence – “it’s like pornography: you know it when you see it. It’s as simple as knowing the right thing to do, then doing the wrong thing”

The way individual defined ethics affected by socio-cultural effect. Based on law’s perspective, it is also will be different as different country have different regulations.

Creating awareness and training will prevent unfair/unexpected dismissal. Most of it ends in court case as the employer never emphasize the policies. On example provided by HuiMin, we can see how employee online behavior affect the hospital. It doesn’t stop even though the hospital fired the employee. The company’s image still tainted and continuously receive criticism. Other alternative organization can implement is to banned social media to increase productivity or create an agreement with the employee to use key-loggers[1]

From comment i received, most of my colleagues don’t agree that employee should be allowed to post whatever they want. Let’s look in in positive side, if employer listen and change what the employee unhappy about. It will leverage the company. Employee also can post how employer treat them good. It also give free branding and marketing.

After doing topic 4, it comes to my realization i have no idea about labor law of social media and social media regulations. i don’t have a clear understanding what is the border that i can’t post online. It is important for us to know as we are going to enter professional life soon.

On the other side, Shannon’s post emphasizing customer behavior nowadays. Reflecting to myself, now i always search information online and i’m quite dependent on blogger’s review. In my opinion blogger’s review is a real customer experience and more sincere. It is wrong to say the product review is based on your opinion while the fact is it is what the the business owner’s dictate you. However, xiaxue states it is a must to announce sponsored post. In my opinion it is okay if they did not state it is a sponsored post as for me it is a common sense.

Also, i realize social media is a broad topic by reading different topic explored by my colleagues.

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[1] Rasagopal, Kamalesh., Lee Chi Keng, Dennis., and Young Chan, Kim. (2012) Ethical Dillema:IT. via YouTube (10 November 2015)