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The purpose of this document is to provide requirements for how employees participate in the social Web.This document is designed to educate employees on how to:
Navigate in the many social networking medias;
Engage with our many audiences in the social Web; and
Be most effective in this up-close-and-personal, ever-changing environment.
Social media is a newer communication channel, but it doesn’t change the basic rules of honesty,courtesy and respect that Cisco promotes as a company and each of you promote and represent in your day to day work lives as a Cisco employee.Let’s start with theCisco Code of Business Conduct; the same basic rules and principles that guide our behaviors every day at work should be synonymous in governing our online behavior.TheCisco Code of Business Conductstresses our values of open communication, empowerment,inclusion, integrity and trust. These same values are applicable to best practices in using social media.Cisco’s
Social Media Policy
reflects the company’s culture of transparency, authenticity and openness. Italso reinforces the company’s philosophy to empower employees to connect directly with their stakeholders using social media.If you are ever unsure of whether to post, comment or respond on the social Web, submit a question onthe discussion forum onGlobal Social Media Communityor email firstname.lastname@example.org
for guidance.We recognize the importance of participating in these online conversations and want to provide a clear and purposefulsocial mediapolicy for all Cisco employees to follow to help protect both the employeesand Cisco.
If you have any questions about anything in this document, please contact email@example.com guidance. In addition, much of the content included in this document applies to all internet-posted content, including but not exclusively limited to, social networking sites.Lastly, for transparency, this document is available for external use; however, some of the links included are for internal use only and can only be accessed through the Cisco Employee Connection (CEC).
If you are a Cisco employee, vendor or contractor creating or contributing toblogs,wikis,social networks,
discussion forums or any other kind of social media, whether on Cisco.com or otherwise—this documentapplies to you.