This semester for the unit of Enterprise 2.0, we used some web 2.0 tools such as blog, Wiki and twitter to build a class community online. It is a good way for us to interact, but we should also establish a social media policy to clarify the responsibilities for every participant in this social community. Regulating a social media policy can help people in the organisation clarify how to protect personal and professional reputations, meanwhile, avoid unnecessary unlawful conducts.

These are my personal opinion of the class social media policy.

  • Protect personal privacy:

As a real community transplanted to the virtual world, everyone should be careful when post something contain personal information. There is not privacy in the world of social media. It is important to consider the consequence before posting.

  • Protect confidential and proprietary information:

Use personal e-mail to register personal accounts in a public website. Do not confidential or proprietary information about the organisation and other participants.

  • Be responsible to personal discourse:

Ensure the accuracy before posting such as the grammar and spelling. . Faire use a permanent disclaimer to state personal view.

  • Respect copyright:

Before posting something, notice the copyright and property of others.  Avoid falling into a tort.  Demonstrate the author and the URL if the copyright allows its publication.

  • Respect other participants:

Be mindful of words and deeds when communicate with other participants. Prohibit insult or use offensive, racist, violent or obscene language. Consciously create and maintain a harmonious social community.

  •  Manage the permissions:

Only use the trustful third party applications. Set limits of authority and confirm the security of the accounts online.


Policy database maintained by Chris Boudreaux