Monday, May 17, 2010

Rules for in-house social networks

Google Alerts (I love Google Alerts) just pointed me to my new piece up on the Inc. magazine website about making policy for the use of in-house social networks. Turns out mostin-house networks are fairly trouble-free because most employees assume the boss is reading their posts whereas with Facebook, for instance, they assume the opposite.

Turns out an in-house social network is a good way to learn about social media for companies that are hesitant to jump into the wild waters of Twitter or Facebook.

Talked to one company that uses an in-hosue social network in lieu of email for at-work social matters because they've instituted a strict rule against email for anything but strictly work purposes. Which works for them.

Story here: