In a Associated Press (AP) story written by Matt Gouras and posted yesterday, it is reported that job applicants to the city of Bozeman Montana, are asked for their usernames and passwords for such social networking sites “to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.” (from the article). Usernames and Passwords. Already, job and business sites such as CareerBuilder, CNN Money, and others (links below) advise job seekers that potential and current employers may already be checking out your online persona, but this is something that – to their credit, in my opinion – has the ACLU and at least one Montana House Representative, Brady Wiseman, very critical of this practice.
The original AP story, hosted on Google News.
careerbuilder.com: “Will Your Social Networking Profile Get You Hired or Fired?”
CNN Money: “Fired for Facebook: Don’t let it happen to you”
Permimeter Knowledge Center: Will Facebook get you Hired or Fired?