Do you know where your employees are?

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KINGHTSBRIDGE — Years ago when Johnny Carson was the host of America’s long-running Tonight Show, NBC got a call from a distressed lady…

Through the dark window behind Carson that looked out onto a sleeping LA, she could see her errant husband stuck on the freeway… And there was ANOTHER WOMAN in the car with him!

Well the show is pre-recorded in the afternoon.  And the set was actually not a window but poorly painted, twinkly press board.

But it does tell you something about how people’s brains work.

Tuesday the website justspotted.com is set to launch.  It will be a searchable, indexed globe, on which you can spot and track the 7,000 celebrities in their database. (There’s an interesting debate going on about it.)

All of that information is aggregated from other sources — Twitter, Facebook, people’s own blogs etc. Which leads me to wonder why stop at 7,000 people?

With Facebook Places and Foursquare and other apps almost anyone is easy to track these days.  We had an experience at an old employer where someone went off sick and was said to have been fired after posting beach-side snaps on Facebook.

It wasn’t true, but it does suggest where the future might be.

Employers should think about it.  Employees should worry about it.

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