Censorship is a tricky thing. People claim it's for the greater good. I claim it's complete and total horse shit. Censorship is marketed as many things. Recently, my employer, whom I can no longer name publicly, instituted a social media policy.
The SMP on the surface is good. There are too many of us who Tweet, update statuses, check out a comment on a blog, or any other number of things that can fall into the category, while at work. I've been guilty of it. However, there is an additional part to the policy.
We are no longer allowed to name or affiliate ourselves publicly with the institution unless we have an official social media account. Hmmmm....that seems like censorship to me. Throw it in under the guise of accountability or productivity, but it isn't. It's preventing me from networking with other professionals who use social media for that purpose. For crying out loud, LinkdIn is a professional networking site.
I am not striving to change anything. I'm just wondering what the masses think about this. I attended a session on social media at the conference I attended in May. It didn't go this far. What happens in your workplace?