Social networking etiquette rules
Workers risk damaging their career by mixing professional and personal contacts online, it has been claimed.
Business networking site LinkedIn is warning about the growing phenomena of "frolleagues" - a colleague who requests you as a friend online.
While three-quarters of workers believe there is a need to keep professional and personal contacts separate, frolleagues are becoming more regular. One in three workers feel obliged to accept a professional contact as a personal one but doing so raises the risk of mixing business with pleasure - with potentially unfortunate results.
LinkedIn said it's becoming increasingly important to keep professional and social lives separate.
Jo Bryant, etiquette advisor from Debrett's, the experts in modern manners said in a statement: "Always employ your usual good manners when online. Work out who your true frolleagues are, and remember that social networking is meant to enhance your social and professional life, not obliterate it."
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