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The Use of Social Media in the Workplace

September 2011
Mayer Brown Brochure
There has been an explosion in the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo and LinkedIn in recent years. Their popularity has transcended languages, borders and cultures, and it is probably no exaggeration to say that we are witnessing a social media revolution. Facebook alone currently has over 500 million users, equating to roughly 1 in every 13 people on this planet. It is estimated that over 50 per cent of these users log on to Facebook every day. By anyone’s standards, these are staggering figures and yet they relate only to one social media site. It is therefore no surprise that social media is beginning to permeate almost every aspect of our lives, whether it be on a personal, social or professional level.

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