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Not So Much

February 15, 2011 9:13:37.741

David Meerman Scott thinks that companies that block various social media sites are going to face uprisings of a sort:

I'm wondering when will companies that block employee access to social networks go through the same sort of revolution as Egypt? I think it will be soon. These companies are ripe for uprising.

Well - not so much. Sure, it's irritating to not be able to get to various things in a locked down environment, but - what are you going to do? Tell your spouse that you were willing to lose your job (and risk your mortgage, etc) because you couldn't get to YouTube?

The way this might play out will be slower and less obvious. As younger people used to the "always on" culture rise through the ranks, a lot of the restrictions will drop away. The companies that stay locked down will have a harder time hiring (assuming the job market eventually loosens up, of course). In the meantime, I seriously doubt you'll see job actions over this kind of thing.

posted by James Robertson

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