Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WaPo: Using Social Networking Tools for Personal Reasons

From Washington Post's Matt Vita to staff:

When using social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, My Space or Twitter
for reporting, we must protect our professional integrity. Washington Post
journalists should identify themselves as such.

We must be accurate in our reporting and transparent about our intentions when participating.


What you do on social networks should be presumed to be publicly available
to anyone, even if you have created a private account. It is possible to
use privacy controls online to limit access to sensitive information. But
such controls are only a deterrent, not an absolute insulator. Reality is
simple: If you don't want something to be found online, don't put it there

**Antecedent event.

Mike Wise's false tweet on Ben Roethlisberger.

**Think back to the "patent troll tracker."


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