Langara College is active on a number of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Please review the Social Media Guidelines and best practices to help you get the most out of your experience.
- Intellectual property
Be mindful of copyrights and trademarks. You cannot use any copyrighted/trademarked material without the explicit permission of the copyright/trademark holder. This includes: music, images, text, and logos from magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. If you are unsure please contact Communications and Marketing for more info.
Avoid making or writing statements that could be read as defamatory. Ensure your content is accurate, true, and not harmful to anyone or anything.
- Invasion of privacy
Be mindful of what personal information you share online. Be especially careful regarding things like photos, personal details, address, contact info, etc. Remember once it’s on the web – it’s there forever. DO NOT under any circumstance use or disclose another person’s personal information without permission.
- Be honest, legitimate, and transparent. An informal, conversational writing style is the most effective means of communication in social media.
- Create dialogue - get involved in other people’s conversations and they will get involved in yours.
- Focus on the message, not the tool - offer a distinct and credible point of view that engages readers.
- Make friends - spend time building your online network. The more you’re connected to, the more your voice will be heard.