Our esteemed social networking guru, Craig Beattie, recently circulated a blog posting that he found.

It describes an internet company, Social Intelligence, which monitors social networks to help companies with hiring decisions. Their data mining tool collects information from the major sites looking for behavior-based information about job applicants, and summarizes what is found in a report. It uses only publically shared data, and includes a review by humans to eliminate any “false positives.” There is also a service for continual monitoring of existing employees.

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