Document: Best Practices for Social Media Usage in North Carolina

Description

Commonly used social media Web sites, such as Facebook©, Twitter©, MySpace™, YouTube©, Flickr®, Blogger, and LinkedIn®, have large, loyal user bases and are, thus, increasingly important outreach and communication tools for government entities from the federal to the local level.

These guidelines are intended to ensure that state agencies’ social networking sites1 are secure and appropriately used and managed by outlining “best practices” for the use of social media in North Carolina state government. Thus, the suggestions provided in these guidelines are designed to protect state employees and ensure consistency across agencies when incorporating social media into their mission.

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