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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/technology/social-media-history-becomes-a-new-job-hurdle.html

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Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reports and even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check.

A year-old start-up, Social Intelligence, scrapes the Internet for everything prospective employees may have said or done online in the past seven years.

Then it assembles a dossier with examples of professional honors and charitable work, along with negative information that meets specific criteria: online evidence of racist remarks; references to drugs; sexually explicit photos, text messages or videos; flagrant displays of weapons or bombs and clearly identifiable violent activity.

You know the old joke about how our Internet activity will render us all unfit to run for office? Well, that day has arrived! :troll:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 12:16:01 AM »
This has been going on for quite some time now.  A number of my friends have already encountered this with their current employers.  Granted 5 out of 6 of them are lawyers.  Gotta love the system baby!  :SK:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 12:16:06 AM »
Times like these make me cherish my generic name. :carcus:

But honestly, if a company doesn't want to hire me because they're scared off by something I did or said on the Internet, I don't want to work for them anyway.
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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 12:36:12 AM »
I know this isn't a new practice, but I feel like it's certainly evolving with companies now specializing in actively keeping records of everything you've done online the past seven years. Hell, even in The Bourne Identity the CIA only tracked that girl's life back six years! :magni: :rakshas:

Also, I hope nobody can tie my rather unique name to this account. Sometimes I read things I've said on here in old posts and I'd fire myself! :ganishka:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 08:23:36 AM »
I knew making sure a Google search on my name returned no results was the smart thing to do. :griffnotevil:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 08:46:06 AM »
LOL, I'm Hispanic so there are hundreds of people with my name. :carcus:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 07:46:16 PM »
I'm changing my name.


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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 10:02:30 PM »
This reminds me of the whole 'watch what you say on Facebook cos your Boss might read your status' haha.
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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 10:34:00 PM »
This reminds me of the whole 'watch what you say on Facebook cos your Boss might read your status' haha.
Understandably because that's exactly what this is.
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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 12:39:03 PM »
This makes me glad that I don't use social networks.  :guts:

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Re: Start pissing your Interpants... but don't tell anyone I said that!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 01:44:47 PM »
My boss is a friend of mine on Facebook and his status updates are far more inappropriate than mine. :ganishka: