This document is a proposal currently under discussion - it has not yet been accepted by the Geode community.
The original text was taken from Apache CloudStack Social Media Guidelines: Social Media Guidelines
Apache Geode Social Media Guidelines
The Apache Geode project uses Twitter (@ApacheGeode) and its website to spread news about the the project.
It also maintains other accounts for purpose of hosting media that is referenced on the main project site or this wiki:
- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaY2q0UlWjAgEGL7uhCLs6A
- Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ApacheGeode
Access to Social Media Accounts
Access to the social media accounts can be granted to members of the PMC who would like to participate. When possible, access will be through Tweetdeck that does not require disseminating the login credentials.
Do's and Don'ts for Social Media
Whether you're posting from a personal account about Apache Geode or posting from one of the official accounts, there are a few things you want to keep in mind.
- Anything said in public is fair game for press.
- Never post anything via social media you wouldn't want to see reported on news sites.
- Make sure what you're saying/sharing is appropriate for all audiences, and reflects well on Apache Geode.
- Be polite when talking about Geode and responding to questions.
- Informal voice is OK, but keep it factual and welcoming
- Absolutely no use of NSFW language, images, or scenarios when using official Apache Geode accounts – and avoid associating Apache Geode with anything that is likely to be considered offensive.
- Share relevant, positive information.
- Feel free to share stories about Geode, whether they come from the Geode community, tech press, or folks outside of the press and community.
- Avoid sharing negative stories about "related or similar" projects.
- Keep posts/reposts relevant. Everybody loves LOLCats, but it's probably best not to share them from the official Geode social media accounts.
- Please share event information so long as it's Geode-related. e.g. Promoting an event where there are talks about Geode is spot-on. Promoting an event only because a vendor that has an interest in Geode is participating would be outside the scope of Geode social media accounts.
- Be sure information is public
- Companies sometimes discuss plans/ideas informally at events. It's often a good idea to ask before sharing information on social media if it might be considered non-public. (For example, information presented during a talk should be fair game. Information shared over dinner may not be for public dissemination.)
- Geode does not have "sponsors", events and activities have sponsors.
- Avoid language like $foo_company is sponsoring the Apache Geode project.
- Companies can sponsor events and activities. For example, $foo_company is hosting a Geode meetup in Atlanta this weekend.
- Don't use Apache Geode social media accounts to promote unrelated commercial activities.
- When in doubt, ask
- If you're unclear on whether a post or item is OK, ask on the project mailing list. The other contributors on the list will always be happy to discuss and guide other contributors on what is and isn't appropriate for our social media activities.
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