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Monday, July 24, 2006

Digital dirt nails intern at Ziggs

Just got my latest copy of Entreprenuer magazine today. There's a small article on how social networking is sparking "unofficial background checks" of employees/prospects. The irony in this story is that the founder of Ziggs (Tim DeMello) which I've blogged about before, recently dug up some dirt on his intern that was on Facebook. He was 'shocked' to learn his intern's workday consisted of "screwing around on IM" and "talking to my friends and getting paid for it". When confronted, the intern confessed and the founder of the social networking site promptly fired him.

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