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Running head: SOCIAL NETWORKING AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1

Social Networking and Social Responsibility

Guillermo Araujo

Post University
SOCIAL NETWORKING AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2

Questions for Discussion

1. What are the benefits and risks associated with a companys use of social networking?

2. Are there any significant differences between a companys use of social

networking technologies and an individual use?

3. As a social media user, are you concerned that your information is tracked for advertising

purposes? Why or why not?.

4. Compare IBMs private social network Blue Pages with a public social- networking site like

Twitter or Facebook. Do you think user information is any safer on Blue Pages? Why or why

not?

5. What responsibilities do companies have regarding private company social- networking sites?

6. Do you think its right for companies to collect and analyze user data from social- networking

sites in order to infl uence consumers? Why or why not?


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References

Weiss, J. (2014). Business Ethics : A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, (6th Ed).
San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Telegraph Reporters (2017, May 15). Bernard Madoff: What is a Ponzi scheme and how does it
work? Retrieved July 02, 2017, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/bernard-
madoff-ponzi-scheme-does-work/
University Writing Center. (n.d.). Retrieved May 13, 2017, from
http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/Students/Writing-Speaking-Guides/Alphabetical-List-of-
Guides/Academic-Writing/Analysis/Analyzing-Poetry

Unit 7 Application Report


Guidelines for Application Report:

This application report assignment is designed to allow you to demonstrate your awareness of
current topics in business that have definite ethical implications.

Select an article from recent news that you feel addresses the subject matter of this unit. In your
report, you will show how the article relates to business ethics practice, specifically as it
relates to this units topic. The article should be from the current business press such as
Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, or any major newspapers
business section. Your report should be 1-2 page double spaced Word document and
contain in-text APA citation plus a separate APA references page. You are urged to use
spelling and grammar checks and to take advantage of the Writing Center (
writingcenter@post.edu). In your report, you should:

Summarize the article


Analyze how the article relates to the units topic and the study of management.
Answer the questions: What does the article teach us about practicing management? What did
you learn?