A 12-Word Social Media Policy

A few weeks ago, we offered a list of elements to include in your social media policy. But for a short, easy-to-recall guideline, you can’t beat the clever 12-word policy offered by Farris Timimi, MD, medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

  • Don’t lie, don’t pry

  • Don’t cheat, can’t delete

  • Don’t steal, don’t reveal

He elaborates on this in his blog entry—which is worth visiting—reminding us that the same “rules that apply to offline behavior apply to online behavior. The difference is the platform online can leverage a mistake to a much wider audience.”

What embarrassing social media mistakes have you seen in business?