Social media transforms monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and changes users from content readers into publishers. Social media has become extremely popular because it allows people to connect in the online world to form personal and business relationships.
Social media are distinct from industrial media such as newspapers, television and film because they are relatively inexpensive and accessible tools that enable anyone to publish or access information.
Missouri State University realizes the importance and value that social media tools and websites offer current and future students, faculty, staff, alumni and others.
The best practices and guidelines offered here are to provide direction and clarity with respect to social media and the University’s participation to allow for it to be a positive experience for all those who participate.