Risky Business: Navigating the Legal Aspects of Social Media in the Workplace

Risky-Bus-wide-300x168A few weeks ago I was able to take part in a webinar that addressed the legal aspects of social media in the workplace. During the webinar had the pleasure of meeting Todd Shill, an employment law specialist, who was able to provide some excellent content and context to our discussion. From spending even a few hours with Todd you can tell that he is extremely familiar with the technology side of employment law, which has traditionally been a grey area for most businesses due to the rapid changes, younger demographic, and relative freshness on the employment law radar.

One particularly good topic was his thoughts on “friending” co-workers and subordinates. Taking the stance that you may be legally responsible for monitoring the level of access that you have with your employees was new to me and is sure to spark a lot of good conversations. If your business has not addressed (and are frequently evaluating) internal and external social media policies, now is the time.

Full webinar recap at http://www.macpas.com/webinar-risky-business/.
“Friending” clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xitNWwh1VI8&feature=youtu.be&t=57m23s.

Cleaning out my bookmarks

I was recently cleaning out some old bookmarks and came across some hidden gems I haven’t used in a long time but wanted to jot down before clearing them out.

How to enable desktop playback through Lync, Skype, GotoMeeting, etc.

If you’ve ever tried to do a screen share through Lync, Skype, GotoMeeting, etc. you have probably noticed that the end user of your screen share can’t hear any of the audio coming from your computer. They only hear what is coming from the microphone.

To solve this you need a virtual audio driver that will allow you to playback to a microphone. There are two applications that do this easily and both work the same way.

Once installed, you just set your playback device as the line out or cable input then set the microphone used in the software application to the similar device. Boom. Any sounds played on your computer will be heard on the other end of the screen share.

Virtual Audio Cable

Changing Colors – Photoshop Tutorial

I found this great article on how to change shirt, eye, etc. colors in Photoshop at http://www.photochopz.com/forum/member-photoshop-tutorials/29313-changing-eye-color-quick-easy-photoshop-tutorial.html

Here is the quick and dirty…

  1. Create a mask using the brush tool
  2. Click “Q” or click the Quick Mask button
  3. Try a hardness or 30% and an opacity of 60%
  4. Go back to standard mode by hitting Q again, you should now have a selection
  5. Invert the selection (or hit SHIFT+CTRL+I)
  6. Create a new layer from the selection (CTRL+J)
  7. Change the color balance (CTRL+B)