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Social Computing and Politics

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A couple of interesting data points:

  • A new Pew study notes that the Interent isn't really changing who participates in politics, but Pew notes that blogs and social networking sites are seeing growing political activity.
  • Brendan Nyhan on his blog points to efforts underway to leverage social computing to improve political polling
There's all sorts of implications here from the Enterprise 2.0 perspective, not only the potential to use social computing for data gathering, but also the potential risks of employees using their public social networks to promote political views that may be contrary to their employer.
I'm curious to hear if any companies are implementing any guidelines on how employees use their personal social networks?