At magazine publisher Hachette, an internal social network is ‘mind-blowing idiocy’

Some employees at Hachette Filipacchi Media — publisher of Elle , Woman’s Day ,  Car & Driver , and other titles — aren’t pleased with the company’s new internal social network meant to “bring [employees] closer together and establish new relationships,” Hachette CEO Alan Lemarchand said in an e-mail to employees. The reaction? “For the time being,” reports The New York Observer ’s Felix Gillette, “participation in the as-yet-unnamed networ…

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