Check out this incisive post by word-of-mouth guru Andy Sernovitz, who provides yet another account of the disappointing tendency of corporate PR departments to ban access to social media (or to the internet!) Andy does a great job exposing the weak, self-defeating logic of this archaic position. For those of you trying to do your PR jobs in “closed” environments and struggling to justify why you need access to the net, look no further than the arguments in this post. This unfortunate tendency to deny access to social networks (or YouTube, Second Life or any other online site) is almost as dumb as the old chestnut of removing tough questions from an FAQ briefing document…as if that will deter folks from asking the offending question. Some lessons are never learned.

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