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Social Media Policies

Marketing and PR Must Not Control Social Media Free Expression

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

It is tempting to use public relations, marketing and ethics to limit free speech. In business, the goals are to serve customers and maximize profits for investors, and free expression may be seen as an obstacle.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

Time to Face Social Media

Nora T. Akins | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Social media is intertwined as another method of communication. Employers need to review all their policies to see if and where social media considerations need to be made and published.

District Hires Company To Monitor Students' Social Media Posts

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.27.2013 | Los Angeles

Students within the Glendale Unified School District will have to start being extra careful about what they post online, as the California district ha...

A Step Towards Ending 'Thinspiration' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

In January, the Huffington Post took a look at the thinspiration community on Twitter in light of the company's statements that they had no intention ...

Doctors Behaving Badly in Social Networking Sites: What Would Prompt State Boards to Investigate?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Investigations into online inappropriate physician conduct will be up to the state boards. Online behavior from physicians and any other licensed health care professional should mimic their professional life offline. It's imperative that professional ethics is maintained online and offline.

Social Media Health: Does Transparency and 'Social' Trump Your Privacy?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There are some health care professionals who refuse to engage in social media, and there are others who have mastered it. And yet there are some who just don't understand it.

Ohio Teacher's Post-Election Facebook Rant Calls Out Jay-Z Fans, Communists, Muslims For Obama Reelection

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

Emotions were strong on election day as millions turned to social media to share their thoughts. Among them was a Columbus, Ohio teacher whose post on...

Teacher In Post-Election Rant: 'Die, Oklahoma'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

An Oklahoma City high school science teacher and girls' volleyball coach is apologizing for an explosive, hate-filled rant he posted on Facebook Tuesd...

Why You Need a Social Media Policy, Even If You're @HubSpot (or @WGAins)

Rich Nadworny | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media
Rich Nadworny

The need for having an internal social policy is simple: it reduces risk. In reality, the social policy is most likely a variation on other internal, employee documents. One advantage it does have is that it clearly states what behavior is allowed and forbidden in specific social channels.

School District: Violent Facebook Comments Posted By Students 'Posed A True Threat'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

In Indiana, three girls were expelled over Facebook comments in which they discussed killing fellow classmates using guns, box cutters and gasoline, W...

Dave Jamieson

'DO NOT POST': Major Companies' Social Media Policies Deemed Unlawful | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to control employees' activities on Facebook and Twitter, some U.S. companies have instituted social media policies that ru...

How Necessary Is a Social Media Plan?

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ari Herzog

Gabrielle Medecki, marketing director for Wolfgang's Vault (a kick-ass 9-year-old music website if you've never visited) questions whether the creatio...

FTC to Social Media Marketers and Bloggers: Y'all Play Fair Now!

Andy Sernovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Sernovitz

"I'm a free-speaking blogger" doesn't give you a free pass from consumer protection laws. If you get compensation, you're a business now. You don't get a free pass just because it's social media.

Social Media: Banning vs. Blocking

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ari Herzog

I am sorry I have to write, this but it appears some of the leading technology journals are unable to agree on the difference between a ban and a block.