The Silicon Valley rumor-mill lit up recently when the Financial Times reported that Facebook may be building a social network for business. And once they enter the Enterprise Social Networking market, it’s only a matter of time before GooglePlus+, Twitter, tumblr, or maybe even Pinterest dip their toe in, too. Soon, all consumer social networks could have an enterprise version available.
But is that a good thing? Should companies be using converted consumer social networks in the enterprise? Or will they just open the door to privacy and security concerns? Let’s take a look at the questions this move begs, as well as the potential pitfalls facing both consumer social networks and their potential enterprise customers. (continued…)