Social media is a new phenomenon worldwide and is here to stay. Social media has enabled people to be connected in real time and is bringing out new facets of people interest, engagement and behaviour.
New Delhi: Social media is being misused nowadays, not by office staff only, but by most of people in the world. Social media is a great communication tool to help businesses connect with their customers all over the world. However if you misuse social media, your business could be at risk of losing followers or customers, gaining a bad reputation, losing sales, getting your account banned or even legal action.
A Delhi government official said that the staff has been found “misusing” the internet at their work stations by accessing websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
“Browsing video/music websites leads to heavy data usage and affects performance of the internet. It also affects productivity of the employees,” the official said. The government has also directed its staffers to keep their computer password protected to ensure no one else can use their computer in their absence.Popular mail services and social networking sites like Gmail, Yahoo and Facebook will not be used for official communication by government employees to ensure secure access and usage of the official data, the government had told the court.
The Centre also submitted that access to social networking sites will be banned in government offices. However, the Delhi government had said that it has not decided on a ban yet but will keep a “check on net usage”.
With the world getting increasingly connected through the web and India on the cusp of a ‘Digital’ revolution, the government must take majors to control Misuse of social media. As on June 2015, there are already 213 million mobile internet users in the country and the numbers are increasing rapidly. Social media could work as a development catalyst or could become a national threat.