January 15, 2019

Could always-on Twitter, Facebook and email actually be bad for business?

Could always-on Twitter, Facebook and email actually be bad for business? Reviewed by on . Array Array Rating: 4

Read this “advanced article” from The Guardian and highlight five words that you didn’t know before.
No more than five!


Nowadays, the wafer-thin MacBook, the tablet computer, and the smartphone synched with office email are ubiquitous.

An iPhone or BlackBerry is the dubious privilege of many an employee, coming as it does with the expectation that you will be perpetually contactable outside contracted hours. And as a social media presence becomes less of a bonus and more of a requirement for modern businesses, those people who exist behind the Twitter accounts of clients and the Facebook pages of conglomerates have to monitor international cyber-reactions long after they’ve left the office. ù

These social media experts, after all, are usually young people whose jobs are more tenuous than those above them. If they don’t put in the time, they find out all too quickly how dispensable they are.

But then there are those who turn their backs on this life altogether – such as a friend who moved to Australia today, in order to pursue “odd jobs and a life, rather than a career”.


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wafer-thin (adj) very thin; “wafer-thin sheets of metal”
ubiquitous (adj) being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
requirement (n) something that is required; a necessity
tenuous (adj) having little substance; flimsy
to turn back (v) to reverse one’s direction of motion


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