Social Media Tips
Guidelines for functioning in an electronic world are the same as the values, ethics and confidentiality policies scholars, employees, etc. are expected to live every day, whether you’re Twittering, talking with faculty or chatting over the neighbor’s fence.
Be smart. Be Respectful. Be Human.
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What you should do:
Protect yourself: Be careful about what personal information you share online. What you contribute leaves a digital footprint for all to see. Do not post anything you wouldn't want friends, parents, teachers, or a future employer to see.
Represent yourself: How you represent yourself online is an extension of yourself. Do not misrepresent yourself by using someone else's identity or an identity that is not authentically you. Blog and wiki posts should be well written. Follow writing conventions including proper grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. If you edit someone else's work be sure it is in the spirit of improving the writing.
Honor our differences: Live the values. Texas Tech Terry Scholars will not tolerate discrimination (including age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances).
It is acceptable to disagree with someone else's opinions, however, do it in a respectful way. Make sure that criticism is constructive and not hurtful. What is inappropriate in the classroom is inappropriate online.
What you should never disclose:
The numbers: Non-public financial or operational information. This includes strategies, projections and most anything with a dollar-figure attached to it. If it’s not already public information, it’s not your job to make it so.
Promotions: Internal communication regarding timelines, promotional activities or allocations.
Personal information: Never share personal information regarding other scholars or students.
Legal information: Anything to do with a legal issue, legal case, or attorneys.
Anything that belongs to someone else: Let them post their own stuff; you stick to posting your own creations. This includes illegal music sharing, copyrighted publications, and all logos or other images that are trademarked by Texas Tech University. Do not use other people's intellectual property without their permission. It is a violation of copyright law to copy and paste other's thoughts. When paraphrasing another's idea(s) be sure to cite your source with the URL. It is good practice to hyperlink to your sources.
Confidential information: Do not publish, post, or release information that is considered confidential or top secret.
Basically, if you find yourself wondering if you can talk about something you learned at work — don’t. Follow Tech Terry Scholar policies and live the foundation's values and philosophies. They’re there for a reason.