Social Media: When Will
The Case Law Catch Up
to the Technology?
Probably never … so don’t
wait to get started
Our Experience
• Launched Community Conversations blog
in July 2007
– 14 blogs, 483 posts, 355 comments
• Created Facebook...
Think About This
• According to 2010 City survey, 45 percent
of households on Facebook
Our Policy
1. It is the policy of the City of Round Rock
to encourage positive communication
and to ensure the exchange of...
Our Policy
1. It is the policy of the City of Round Rock
to encourage positive communication
and to ensure the exchange of...
Our Policy
2. The Communications Director is responsible for
developing, directing and implementing the
City’s overall com...
Our Policy
1. Professional behavior entails accurate,
responsible, courteous, and helpful
responses to the public and co-w...
Terms of Use
• Comments must be within the scope of the
topic under discussion on this weblog.
• Try to keep comments shor...
Terms of Use
• Your comments must be civil. They must not
contain malicious, offensive, threatening,
profane or insulting ...
Terms of Use
• Advertising or promotional announcements
are not permitted. Event or publication
announcements are permitte...
Terms of Use
• You are legally responsible for what you
write in this space and it must not breach
any law, confidentialit...
Where to find us
• roundrocktexas.gov/blogs
• whampton@round-rock.tx.us
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  • Social Media: When Will Case Law Catch Up to the

    1. 1. Social Media: When Will The Case Law Catch Up to the Technology? Probably never … so don’t wait to get started
    2. 2. Our Experience • Launched Community Conversations blog in July 2007 – 14 blogs, 483 posts, 355 comments • Created Facebook Page in July 2008 – 2,127 fans/likes • Started Twitter account in June 2008 – 2,075 followers • Flickr group launched in 2007 – 126 members, 1,143 photos • YouTube channel opened in 2007
    3. 3. Think About This • According to 2010 City survey, 45 percent of households on Facebook
    4. 4. Our Policy 1. It is the policy of the City of Round Rock to encourage positive communication and to ensure the exchange of accurate, timely information among City Council members, City employees and administrators, citizens, media representatives and others interested in City issues, policies, operations and services.
    5. 5. Our Policy 1. It is the policy of the City of Round Rock to encourage positive communication and to ensure the exchange of accurate, timely information among City Council members, City employees and administrators, citizens, media representatives and others interested in City issues, policies, operations and services.
    6. 6. Our Policy 2. The Communications Director is responsible for developing, directing and implementing the City’s overall community and media relations function. The Communications Director will assist in the planning of key programs and projects to ensure that community and media relations concerns are fully considered. 3. The Communications Director will act as a consultant to City departments to design communications strategies for City services and programs, develop guidelines for publications, and coordinate a consistent graphic identity for the City.
    7. 7. Our Policy 1. Professional behavior entails accurate, responsible, courteous, and helpful responses to the public and co-workers. 2. Violent behavior, abusive language, rudeness, disruption of others, insubordination, harassment or any form of discrimination is expressively prohibited and is considered grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
    8. 8. Terms of Use • Comments must be within the scope of the topic under discussion on this weblog. • Try to keep comments short. If your comment is more than 500 words, we may ask you to summarize it. • Do not include personally identifiable information within your comment, such as address, phone number, social security number or other sensitive information. • Anonymous comments will not be accepted. You must be registered to post comments. • Do not represent yourself as another person.
    9. 9. Terms of Use • Your comments must be civil. They must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane or insulting language. • No references to the personality of other participants or individuals, or attacks on individual character will be permitted. • Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided here. Links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic.
    10. 10. Terms of Use • Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted. Event or publication announcements are permitted only if they have direct relevance to the subject of discussion. • This is a forum for community issues and not for electoral campaign purposes. Such messages will not be published. • This forum is intended for community discussion among Round Rock residents, but non-residents are welcome to comment.
    11. 11. Terms of Use • You are legally responsible for what you write in this space and it must not breach any law, confidentiality or copyright. Because you are responsible for your statements, be careful about exaggeration, innuendo, etc. • You may be temporarily or permanently excluded from this dialogue space if you act contrary to these rules and to the spirit of this online forum.
    12. 12. Where to find us • roundrocktexas.gov/blogs • whampton@round-rock.tx.us

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