Social media policies are a really hot topic. I spoke today for 3 hours (and 20 minutes, to be exact) about what things an organization should consider when preparing to draft a social media policy. (To follow the conference on Twitter, use the hashtag #aonsocial09). After the talk, several of the attendees commented that they appreciated the substantive nature of the presentation; i.e., that it was more of a roll-up-your-sleeves type of presentation as compared to more theory-based. This was probably a result of the length of the session. With three hours, it was easier to get into the real heart of the topic instead of an overview.
In any event, I promised during the session that I would post some links to sample policies that are circulating around the web, and I’ve done that below. Because of the high-level of interest in the topic of social-media policies and guidelines, I’m also going to post about some of the more critical things to include in your policy, and, separately, about how to go about preparing a social-media policy. Honestly, there were a number of topics that we discussed that I’d like to share with our blog readers. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with some leisure reading…
Associated Press Social Networking Q&A (PDF via Wired.com)
Online Repositories and Collections of Links
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