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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guilty - now prove you are innocent! - The effect of SOPA & PIPA

Having just watched the Ted Talk video of Clay Shirky explaining [in understandable terms] why the SOPA and PIPA laws being pushed by the US Congress are really really bad for the WORLD.

Clay Schirk - Ted Talks - SOPA/PIPA is bad!
These laws have the great potential to harm many industries [oh yes and individuals] who use the internet and social media for the livelihoods.  Just imagine, you are a Career Strategist or Recruiter or Job Seeker or Other person - and you 'share' information with someone else to benefit or help them, lets say - promotional video of yourself or a company and someone does not like that you have shared the video - You are guilty and can get blacked out, along with the ISP you use and your account could go 'black' [taken off-line] - until such time as you prove that you are innocent [hope you have a lot of money and patience for that].

I would strongly recommend everyone set aside 15 minutes to watch and listen to Clay's explanation and then pass the word around friends, family, colleagues, etc...where ever you live. Because if SOPA and /or PIPA [or any other iteration] get through then: