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^ here is the link to the video on youtube.


ps: wordpress wouldn’t post it

Some of the questions asked during the Interview:

  • What social media do you use?
  • Do you ever read the terms and agreement before you click okay? Why?
  • How often do you go on?
  • What is the main purpose for going on your social media site?
  • Do you have any privacy settings?
  • Why do you set those settings?
  • Should businesses have their own privacy policies for their employees?

We conducted our interviews through a Facebook  Group, and had people we knew comment on the questions we asked them about Social Media Policies.

Here is a link to the Facebook Group (Benefit the World Usage Policy):


Questions asked during the Interview:

Hey ____, some questions for you regarding social media and these forms of communication have impacted policy in the workplace.

1. What do you feel is the purpose of social media? Some of examples of social media are facebook, twitter, wordpress, stumbleupon.
2. Do you regularly use social media as a student? Do you use it in any professional capacity?
3. Do you think it is fair for companies to be able to limit how an employee uses social media? Why or why not?
4. This is a link to the framework of our social media policy.
Do you think that there are any gaps in our ideas? Feel free to comment. Thank you.


Benefit the World Social Media Usage Policy


Data Collected:

1st Interview: (Juan Castillo)

  1. Networking, news, information (depending on the individual) very resourceful
  2. Does not use Social Media as a student
  3. It is fair. You are there to perform a job; if it is not directly assisting the business then it would have to be deemed unnecessary. More of a privilege than a right in a job setting.
  4. BTW’s policy covers everything well.

2nd Interview: (Jonathan Robbins)

  1. The purpose of social media is for people to reach out and make connections with one another in order to exchange ideas, keep in touch, and influence each other. On a level above that, it also helps us vet the new people we meet by looking at their social profiles and helping decide with extra evidence if this is the type of person with whom we’d associate.
  2. Not in my capacity as a student and never in a professional capacity.
  3. I think it’s fair to limit access at work to some degree. People should be able to self-police, but if they can’t then a limited firewall is acceptable. However, how a person behaves on social media outside of work is a free speech issue and deserves the same protection as a conversation had in a public place.
  4. Looks good to me.



  1. Most people use Social Media to connect themselves with others, and to gain information in different aspects of the world.  (News, interesting topics, people, etc)
  2. Students do not use Social Media  (with more results this may differ)
  3. It is fair for companies to be able to limit how employees use social media, because most companies want to protect their organization. There should be some policy in action to limit what their employees do as a form of protection, however nothing that is too demanding of the employee.
  4. BTW has a GREAT policy.

IBM Social Media Policy Review

Posted: January 31, 2012 by James Blinco in Assignments
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Hey all,

Just read through IBM’s social media policy. It was filled with a good amount of information and ideas that I think would be useful in looking at our own policy. I have listed some of the key ideas that I took away from reading their policy.

1. They expected all of their employees to follow common business and ethical protocols.

2. Each individual employee was responsible for all information they publish on the internet, regardless of what social media platform they employed.

3. It was important for employees to use a disclaimer when they published anything.  It was basically “my views are my own and do not reflect the views or goals of the company.”

4. Employees were expected to respect all copyright, fair use, and disclosure laws.

5. This seemed like common sense to me, but it was frowned upon by the company for employees to leak confidental information. It did not matter if the information was about an IBM product or the competition’s.

6. It was imperative to be respectful when posting anything through social media or taking part in a discussion online. Employees should use a calm and professional tone. They should also make sure to cite all the information they post and be the first to correct their mistakes if they made them.

7. Employees should not use client’s information or cite client’s work without expressed approval from the client.

8. Lastly, they made it clear not to use the company’s logo without approval.

Here is the link to their policy

I think this policy is very indepth and would be useful to us. It has a good amount of the information that I had compiled yesterday, but the parts about leaking information and referencing client’s would be a great addition to our policy. I also like the portion about adding a disclaimer to personal posts. What do you all think about the possible additions to our policy and IBM’s policy itself?