Social media is part of everyday life. And increasingly, more and more
companies are using social media to screen possible employees. In fact,
according to a study done by the Society for Human Resource Management,
more than one half of employers use social media sites to recruit
potential candidates, an increase from just more than a third in 2008.
Social-networking behemoth Facebook filed for its initial public
offering on Wednesday, February 1, the first step in publicly trading as
ticker “FB” on, as yet, an undisclosed exchange. The Wall Street firms
underwriting the I.P.O. are Allen & Company, Bank of
America-Merrill-Lynch, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase
and Morgan Stanley.
At one point in time, Black History Month was dedicated to celebrating
the accomplishments of African Americans over the year. While this
remains an important element of Black History Month, the event has
become little more than a month-long lesson play for K-12 social studies
teachers. Now, modern technology is breathing new life into the event.