Here’s a one-page PDF sheet detailing Ford Motor Company’s Digital Participation Guidelines. Ford keeps it short and sweet, making some of the same points we’ve seen before in good social media policies: make sure you state on social media websites that your views are your own and not the official position of Ford, treat others
It’s yet another post with some good guidelines to keep in mind while creating a social media policy. But this article is particularly helpful and really lays out the most important aspects of a social media policy. Creating a social media policy can prevent a lot of trouble – legal and otherwise – that companies can find
A new ruling in te United Kingdom has made it legal for apple to fire employees who talk negatively about their jobs on Facebook. A “Genius” of an Apple store in Connecticut by the name of Samuel Crisp was the latest to be fired after making an angry post about his iPhone via Facebook. Although Crip’s profile was set to private word of the comments reached Apple management through a friend. Crisp was then fired, with Apple claiming the he had violated the company’s social media policy against making negative post toward the company. That decision when then uphelp by a government tribunal.
The case is just the latest example of companies firing employees due to negative comments on Facebook.