Posts Tagged ‘policies’


^ 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.
  1. Make a Wish Foundation of America is a complimentary information service with no charge at this time. But you as a user must every time you get on this website must check the user agreement for any changes and must not use this website if you do not agree with the terms it has stated.
  2. The second thing is that if you go on this website and agree to the terms, you are legally obligated to its terms under the service marks, copyright, and hyperlinks of that notice in which you agreed to its terms by viewing that website.
  3. You understand it’s for information only. It makes no warranties of any kind to its accuracy, completeness, current/ up to date information that no matter what even the server, if it has a virus. You are basically using it at your own risk and you are okay with that and have no-one to blame but yourself, if you incur any issues.
  4. You will not hold anyone responsible for any damages that happened while using this website or anyone linked to this website. The quote use at your own risk comes to mind. Any and all information viewed is with knowledge that you agreed no one is responsible but yourself.
  5. I understand that any opinion or recommendations on this website may or may not be those of the foundation and the foundation may not support or approve of any or all information on this website.
  6. You realize even if provided links to other websites they are not under control of the foundation. That all information on any links connected to the foundation is for your own use and not supported or approved by the foundation. There is no warranty of any kind of use but you will be solely responsible for anything that happens on the website.
  7. The website- not including linked sites is being controlled or regulated by the foundation. Its headquarters are in Arizona, USA. It can be accessed by all 50 states, as well as US territories and other countries around the world. Since every state or countries has laws that are different from Arizona. So you realize again that you are the only one responsible and agree that if you use this website anywhere else in the world you are responsible with abiding to the laws of that location and its local laws. You and only you will be responsible for any matters using this website.

I did this privacy policy on the Make a Wish Foundation, because I felt it would help our organization grow just like theirs did.  This privacy policy shows that some of the things posted on their website may be from outside sources; therefore the organization itself is not responsible. Also their website, just like our will be, is just for information for viewers to read. There will no charge to view the Make a Wish Foundation website, same as the BTW website/blog.  But those are just some of the things that are listed in the Privacy Policy from their website. I hope that we can take some good points from theirs and add/ improve them to the Benefit the World Privacy Policy.

Make a Wish Foundation website:

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?