The article “A Facebook ‘friend’ request from the boss: Too close for comfort?” by Peluchette, Karl, and Fertig (2013) discusses what might be the employees’ reactions and responses to Facebook friend requests from their supervisors and/or bosses. The authors’ are interested in the employees’ viewpoints rather than their supervisors’/bosses’. They base their arguments on the issues of self-presentation, leader-member exchange (LMX), and developmental networks.
The first issue the authors discuss is the change of Facebook users from young adults to the older generation, businesses, and organizations. Their argument is that the original intended Facebook use has changed Continue reading...