Social Networking Guidelines

The following are some basic guidelines for Local Chapter Facebook pages.

  1. Never represent your chapter in a false or misleading way. All statements must be true and not misleading.
  2. Post meaningful, respectful comments — in other words, no spam and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.
  3. Use common sense and common courtesy: for example, it’s best to ask permission to publish or report on conversations that are meant to be private or internal to a chapter.
  4. When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and polite.
  5. Be smart about protecting yourself, your privacy, and your chapter's confidential information. What you publish is widely accessible and will be around for a long time, so consider the content carefully. Google has a long memory.
  6. Posts that are offensive or inappropriate should be removed.
  7. The official 'Local AMS Chapter' logo should be used on Chapter Facebook pages and not the 'American Meteorological Society's' official logo.