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    University of Michigan Guidelines for the Use of Social Media

    University of Michigan Guidelines for the Use of Social Media

    These guidelines from University of Michigan VOICES of the Staff Technology and Best Practices Teamhelp employees and staff members reap the benefits social media, while avoiding risks and unintended consequences.

    The University of Michigan VOICES of the Staff Technology and Best Practices Team
    created these guidelines for social media to help employees and staff members reap the
    benefits of increasingly popular communication channels like Facebook and MySpace while
    avoiding inherent risks and unintended consequences.

    The “Guidelines for the Use of Social Media” document provides:

    • General guidelines for sharing information that is not a matter of public
      record
    • Specific guidelines for posting to social media sites as an individual
    • Specific guidelines for posting on behalf of the University
    • Safety and privacy tips for social media

    This material is reprinted with permission. Copyright ©2010 The Regents of the
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. hr.umich.edu/voices/docs/Social-Media-Guidelines.pdf

    The attached Zip file includes:

    • Intro Page.doc
    • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
    • Guidelines for the Use of Social Media.pdf

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