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Hooked to Twitter? get sacked

British civil servants, who spend too much time on online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter at work or post inappropriate ­comments from home, may face disciplinary action or the sack, The Daily Mail reported.

world Updated: Oct 10, 2010 21:46 IST

British civil servants, who spend too much time on online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter at work or post inappropriate ­comments from home, may face disciplinary action or the sack, The Daily Mail reported.

According to the report, government departments and officials planning 2012 London Olympics have issued written guidelines to staff members detailing their restrictions on using the online sites; they are paying outside consultants to conduct courses for employees on the do's and dont's of how to behave on Facebook and similar sites.

The Olympic Delivery Authority said in a guide to employees: "Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter have become very popular... Their use poses risks both to the data on the IT system...and to the users of the sites."

A letter to staff says they are allowed to use such sites in lunch breaks but warns: "You must not publish content about London 2012."