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Army Issues New Social Media Guide

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The Army issued its first Social Media Handbook in January, recognizing the importance of social media in its communication strategy in both peacetime and wartime.

The Army now has updated its guidelines for new media, releasing a second version of the handbook Aug. 24 on its Slideshare page.

The new version of the handbook has different standards for different social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Facebook posts are required to be spell-checked before upload and geotagging locations is not allowed.

Twitter postings cannot have their location listed either, the handbook says.

“It only takes one unprofessional slip to taint a reputation,” the handbook warns. “Once a tweet is out there, it is out there.”

Click here to view the full handbook.

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3 comments

  1. Thank you for covering this. The Army continues to impress me with it’s willingness to move into the social media space, resulting in increased transparency and credibility with the American public.

  2. I really like it whenever people come together and share ideas. Great blog, continue the good work!

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