The following links describe how to establish a social media policy, at your company or nonprofit organization. They also provide examples of successful social media policies, such as IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines: Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds, and Social Media, and the American Red Cross Social Media Guidelines, which are often cited as models. I plan to annotate this post, or write a more detailed follow-up post, after I better review these examples and guidelines.
In the meantime, here’s a great place to get started, ensuring that your employees understand their responsibilities, when using social media. As employees, these resources will help you better understand how to best protect your company, and just as importantly, how to protect your own personal and professional interests, when embarking in the world of social media.
- Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines
- Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy?
- Cisco’s Internet Postings Policy
- About Dell’s Online Communication Policy
- Hewlett Packard Blogging Code of Conduct
- IBM Social Computing Guidelines: Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds, and Social Media
- Intel Social Media Guidelines
- United States Airforce “new media and the airforce”
- Washington Post’s Social Media Policy
- Red Cross Social Media Strategy Handbook
- American Red Cross Social Media Guidelines
- Easter Seals Internet Public Discourse Policy SECTION III PART I-9, as included at Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
- Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?
- Crafting Your Company’s Social Media Policy
- Social Media Guidelines For your Company
- Ten Tips for Establishing a Social Media Policy
- Corporate Social Media Policy: Top 10 Guidelines
- 10 Must-Haves for Your Social Media Policy
Do you use social media during your work day, or as part of your job? Does your company have a social media policy in place? What’s working? What issues most concern your employers? What minimum guidelines do you advise?