While blogging, I do my best to reference what I use by others. No, it’s not always easy. For example, I am an avid reader. I haven’t been able to read much in the last few months. When I started this blog about two weeks ago, I referenced many thoughts “I” have written before. I have spoken to youth many times in the past 5 or 6 years on the use of social media and being responsible. I enjoy reading the views of others, especially when they align with what I have spoken. I have trained admin pros before and speak from experience. Yes, I glean from others. Basically, there will be times when what you express is similar to the thoughts of others. It’s about integrity. You live with yourself. Be honest and true to “you” if no one else.
The following link is an extreme case of the illegal use of an organization’s logo; however, it is not a minor issue.
I am not focused on race relations here as much as media relations. As an employee or otherwise, you should always research how a company requires its logos and other proprietary information to be used and referenced.
Twitter, Facebook and others provide guidelines via their websites. For an example, take a look at the restrictions for the use of Twitter’s logo.
Time in research before use can save time in addressing improper use.
To assist your organization, learn your requirements. Use them accordingly. Know the point of contact to report misuse whether by internal or external sources. Do so quickly in the age of social media. It only takes a second for a media storm.
Be a team player. Company image is everyone’s responsibility.
Click here for the story that sparked this post.
Kreatively Synt to Be Responsible
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