Inside the Army's Rules for Twitter, Facebook

Guess what? A lot of them should be followed by the general public
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2011 2:44 PM CDT
Ahh, Twitter...   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – The US Army has some rules for social media use—but even if you’re not a soldier, you might do well to adhere to some of those rules. From the Atlantic Wire:

  • On Facebook: DO “spell check every post prior to posting; the Army’s reputation is at stake.”
  • On Facebook: DON’T “use social media (teen) language in professional posts (ex: i wanna b ur bff 2day & 4evr)."

  • On Facebook: Remember, “it only takes one unprofessional slip to taint a reputation.”
  • On Twitter: DO “tweet Army senior leader quotes.”
  • On Twitter: DON’T “tweet too many times in a day (you will lose followers).”
  • On Twitter: Remember, “once a tweet is out there, it is out there.”
Click for the Atlantic’s complete list.

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