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July 22nd, 2011
09:54 AM ET

Would you pass a social media background check?

When pursuing job opportunities, applicants have come to expect that companies will likely perform a criminal background check on them as a part of the hiring process.

Some businesses are now taking this process a step further and have started looking online for anything that could raise a red flag about a potential employee.

In addition to the background check, many companies have started to require that job candidates pass a social media background check as well, but what exactly does this process entail?

Max Drucker, CEO and president of Social Intelligence, a company that provides this service to businesses, joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi today to discuss what his company does and to explain what people should do to make sure that there isn't something that could effect them negatively online.


Filed under: Social Media
July 22nd, 2011
04:56 AM ET

Question of the Day: How do you stay cool when you're not in the air conditioning?

(CNN) - A heat wave blamed for as many as two dozen deaths settled over portions of the East Coast this week as the National Weather Service issued an extreme heat warning for much of the Mid-Atlantic, saying Friday would be the hottest day in the region.

The highest heat index values - how hot it feels - could reach 115 degrees in some locations, the weather service said.

American Morning wants to know: How do you stay cool when you're not in the air conditioning?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


Filed under: AM Asks
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