Clash of Generations: Social Networking at Work

Social networking at work: Gen Y thinks it's a birthright, Boomers frown on it, and Gen Xers are stuck in the middle. NPR has a great story about this clash of generations over appropriate use of technology in the workplace.

I'm curious to hear what you think. How much of your time at work is yours to spend however you like? Is that time your employer's or yours? Do you buy the argument that social networking is appropriate "business development," or is it mostly goofing off with your friends? Please share your thoughts!


Former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School and a recovering lawyer, Anna Ivey founded Ivey Consulting to help college, law school, and MBA applicants navigate the admissions process. Read more admissions tips in The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, recently updated and available as an e-book. Follow Anna on Twitter (@annaivey).