Thursday, July 21, 2011

Start-Up Handles Social Media Background Checks - NYTimes.com

Entrepreneurial exposés

A year-old start-up, Social Intelligence, scrapes the Internet for everything prospective employees may have said or done online in the past seven years.

Then it assembles a dossier with examples of professional honors and charitable work, along with negative information that meets specific criteria: online evidence of racist remarks; references to drugs; sexually explicit photos, text messages or videos; flagrant displays of weapons or bombs and clearly identifiable violent activity.

Start-Up Handles Social Media Background Checks - NYTimes.com

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