Multilingual Business Communication

October 28, 2008

Clubbyclub, where real friends meet…

Filed under: employee communication, Maud Bonte — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 9:36 pm

Ever since the internet made its entrance in virtually every living room in the Western world, the limits of privacy have become very vague. Employees and job-seekers should be aware that anonymity doesn’t exist online. (Future) employers are likely to check you out on the web. The number of friends you have on Facebook may influence the image a recruiter has of you. And that holiday picture that has started to live its own life online certainly won’t do your reputation any good.

Clubbyclub, a brand new online platform, claims it has an answer to this. The platform should allow you to create your own private online community, without any priers – like your future employer – around. Pictures of a new girlfriend or last weekend’s party finally found a safe haven.

Clubbyclub started just recently, it hasn’t been proven, nor enfeebled, if it actually does offer privacy. So if you have pictures you don’t want people like your boss to find out about, it’s probably better not to put them online at all.

Maud Bonte


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2 Comments »

  1. To prove how careful you should be using networking sites: 13 employees of Virgin Atlantic were fired after having criticized the airline company on Facebook. Virgin found out that they participated in an online discussion about poor hygiene on board and that they were offending customers. They better hadn’t, discrediting their employer online cost them their job.

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    Maud Bonte

    Comment by meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie — November 1, 2008 @ 11:13 am

  2. Ever since the internet made its entrance in virtually every living room in the Western world, the limits of privacy have been become [have become] very vague. Employees and job-seekers should be aware that anonymity doesn’t exist online. (Future) employers are likely to check you out on the web. The number of friends you have on Facebook may influence the image a recruiter has of you. And that holiday picture that has started to live its own life online certainly won’t do your reputation any good.

    Clubbyclub, a brand new online platform, has an answer to this. It allows you to create your own private online community, without any priers – like your future employer – around. Pictures of a new girlfriend or last weekends [weekend’s] party finally found a safe haven.

    Clubbyclub started just recently, it hasn’t been proven, nor enfeebled, if it actually does offer privacy. So if you have pictures you don’t want people like your boss to find out about, it’s probably better not to put them online at all.

    I like your topic and your writing style, but I find it a pity that your personal opinion only comes out in the last paragraph. The second paragraph almost seems like a sales pitch. You could have let your personal opinion shine through even here.

    Marilyn Michels

    Comment by meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie — November 16, 2008 @ 6:22 pm


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