11/30/10 142 W - + 12 - 9 Social Media Short 'n' Sweet

The Fire Critic this weekend offered a perspective on social media policies, which he'll be addressing in a social media class at FDIC early next year. He's posted a short 'n' sweet "hard knocks policy" for personal use of social media in the fire and EMS services.

The very short version: "If you would not say it in front of your mother, boss, and/or priest do not say it or write it." That's the same advice we were told when electronic mail first appeared. Still good practice, even when you intended your e-mail messages to be private.

Read the Fire Critic's social media policy example. Does it square with how you conduct your social media activities? Does it align with what your department's guidelines are, if they have them? Discuss as desired.

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