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5 Risks Of Using Social Media As A Corporation [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are plenty of legal hurdles that corporations have to navigate in their day-to-day operations, and social media is no exception. Here are the top 5 risks that corporations face when tweeting, status updating or blogging. took a look at how corporations currently use social media and their attitudes towards it, to determine what risks they encounter in 140-characters or less.

The biggest risk? It comes from the employees. Corporations’ number one concern about social media is employee violation. Suspicions are so high that employees are misusing corporate information on social networks that 20 percent of companies polled say they’ve investigated their own employees to ensure they’re not oversharing or misrepresenting the company online. So be careful what you tweet, because your boss might be watching!

Employees using social media sites while at work is another concern that companies have. 60 percent of employees say they spend at least 30 minutes a day – at work – on Facebook or Twitter. And given the privacy and security issues that surround social networks, it’s no surprise that this is number two in terms of corporate social media risks.

Want to know the others? Take a look at the infographic below (click to enlarge):

(Infographic courtesy of; Alert button image via Shutterstock)

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