Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Public Service Announcement - Social Media

Department of the Navy (DON) personnel are personally responsible for all content they publish on social networking sites, blogs, or other websites. In addition to ensuring Navy and Marine Corps content is accurate and appropriate, DON personnel also must be thoughtful about the non-service related content they post, since the lines between personal and professional life often blur in the online space. DON personnel must be acutely aware that they lose control over content they post on the Internet and that many social media sites have policies that give these sites ownership of all content and information posted or stored on those systems. Thus DON personnel should use their best judgment at all times and keep in mind how the content of their posts will reflect upon themselves, their command, and the Navy or Marine Corps.

Full guidance is provided HERE. It's an important read about DON personnel responsibilities in the Blogosphere.

1 comment:

Anonymous Sailor said...

Against my better judgment, I am just going to say the DON is F-O-S on this unenforceable policy.