Friday, November 7, 2008

Texas suspension of player shows how companies should have well defined blogging policy

So what's on your Facebook page?  Texas Longhorn center Buck Burnette probably didn't think much of his social media musings until his comments about Barack Obama's election on his Facebook page got him cut from the team.  Mack Brown's decision to cut the third-string center from Wimberly is something every business and organization should address with a well-defined social media policy.    Just like the annual sexual harassment training, employees should know the consequences of posting things that could cause problems for their organization.

I know of several businesses who monitor their employee's emails and blogs.   For a small company, it's pretty easy to find blogs by using the tool.   Even so, a well defined policy that is often communicated to every staff member is a must so that your company and organization doesn't find something that could create a bad image.

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