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I recently saw a story in the news about an EMT in Connecticut who was allegedly fired from her job for posting derogatory remarks about a supervisor on a social media site.  While it’s not the first time the media has covered an employee terminated under these circumstances, this story got me thinking: in today’s online world, what type of risk management, both personally and professionally, do we need to practice when using social media?

From marketing your business to fostering relationships and keeping in touch with friends, we can all attest to the benefits of social networking.  However, as with many things in life, there is often a downside. Whether it’s uploading an inappropriate photo, sharing a negative comment about a coworker, or unknowingly leaking sensitive company information, what you post online is permanent.  As social media continues to grow its personal and professional base, it becomes increasingly important to keep in mind a few considerations:

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