"That's all really interesting, but I can't access any of the websites you just talked about. My company blocks all access to social media sites."
"We're only allowed to use Facebook and LinkedIn for one hour each day, from noon to 1:00, and we're not supposed to say anything about the company."
"Our network blocks access to any website with 'blog' in the URL."
"The only place our profiles can appear is on our corporate website. We can have a personal Facebook page for sharing family pictures and things like that, but if we say anything about the company we're asked to take it down immediately."
My initial reaction was that these people must work in incredibly retrograde, out-of-touch enterprises. I advised one woman to buy a copy of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Busi…