Companies are eager to use social media but many don't police its use

More than one in three businesses have no policies concerning the use of social media sites in the workplace, according to a new survey from advertising firm Russell Herder and law firm Ethos Business Law, “Social Media: Embracing the Opportunities, Averting the Risks,” which was compiled from interviews of 438 executives across the United States who were interviewed during July 2009.  Seventy-three percent  of those surveyed said they plan to increase their use of social media.  Most are already using it; 80 percent use Facebook, 66 % use Twitter, 55 % use YouTube, 49 % use LinkedIn, and 43 % use blogs. The full survey is available here. Story and details on internetnews.