This article by Sharlyn Lauby at mashable.com points out that our social media policies need to keep up with changes in social media: Tips for Updating Your Company’s Social Media Policy.
Even if you’ve never thought about it, you have a social media policy. They may just be vague ‘lines in the sand’ about what you will do (and not do) or you might have specific rules that you follow (i.e. ‘I never post pictures of my children on Facebook’, or ‘I would never complain about my clients or my suppliers in a tweet.’).
Whether your social media activity is professional or personal, it is important to think carefully about your social media policy.