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Net Neutrality: Are You For or Against?

BradFriedman
President Obama took a stand on net neutrality recently, fully supporting a proposal to classify broadband Internet service as a Title II utility. The White House added a page to its website describing President Obama’s plan and telling us what he believes. The President's stance appears to have thrown gasoline on an already burning fire.
Net Neutrality: Are You For or Against?

The Future of Business Is Wearable Tech

Rick Delgado
While wearable tech introduces new security concerns, that shouldn’t stop organizations from considering these devices. Research the benefits and incorporate the ones that make sense. Work closely with IT in order to build security solutions, allowing you to gain the productivity of new technology without compromising your data in the process.
The Future of Business Is Wearable Tech

Social Advocacy and Politics: Twitter Failing at Policing Troll Traps

DrDigipol
A few years back some extreme conservatives calling themselves the Twitter Gulag Defense Network (#TGDN) developed a powerful strategy for disrupting progressive activists on Twitter, one that has since been copied by others. Twitter has been extremely ineffective at responding to this ploy, all too often punishing the victim instead of the perpetrator.
Social Advocacy and Politics: Twitter Failing at Policing Troll Traps

The Art of a Tweet, Part 2: Corporate Tweeting

DStrokovsky
The Art of a Tweet part two - strategy in relation to the corporate world. Best practices to ensure alignment within an organization.
The Art of a Tweet, Part 2: Corporate Tweeting

Performance and Risk Management Through Social Media Training

Liz Bullock
Social media training is a balancing act between teaching employees the risks of social media and how to be active on social for business benefits and closer customer relationships. There are ten steps to consider when launching a social media training program across your organization. Read on to find a recap of these insights, presented at the first Employee Advocacy Summit in Atlanta (#EASummit14).
Performance and Risk Management Through Social Media Training

When Is Social Media Anti-Social?

Paul Tunnah
Social media is all about sharing, right? Sharing ideas, information, pictures, jokes, gossip and, of course – questions – based on the premise that the wisdom of the crowd will inevitably lead to the best answer. But what happens when the crowd just can't disagree in a civil way?
When Is Social Media Anti-Social?

A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

Brian Honigman
A social media policy establishes a set of guidelines that govern how various company stakeholders represent your brand on various social networks. This article will outline some practical considerations to have in mind when writing a social media policy for your organization.
A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

Courtney Hunt
You need to be prepared to manage the risks associated with operating in the digital era regardless of whether social media and other digital technologies are part of your organization’s strategic agenda. It is critical that you ensure your policies reflect digital era realities and that employees and managers understand not just the “new” rules, but also how “old” rules apply.
Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

Social Media Policies: When Are They Taken Too Far?

Lauren Riley
Keep your social media policy simple, and don’t try to exercise too much control over your employees; otherwise it might blow up in your face!
Social Media Policies: When Are They Taken Too Far?

Digital Property Is "Real" Property: 5 Ways to Treat It That Way

Courtney Hunt
Recognizing and respecting that digital property is in fact “real” property requires organizations to (1) make sure they own their own domain name(s) and lay claim to related social media properties, (2) require all official email be sent via domain-linked accounts, (3) take cybersecurity seriously, (4) maintain a presentable web presence, and (5) create policies and procedures (and commit necessary resources) to maintain digital property in the best possible condition at all times.
Digital Property Is "Real" Property: 5 Ways to Treat It That Way