Social Media General Guidelines Blogs and social media networks, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn, (just to name a few), are exciting virtual forums in which people share information, express their creativity, tell their stories, and connect with others who share their interests. Hamline University supports your participation in these online communities, consistent with these guidelines and university policy for technology use. Because social media is relatively new to many employees, here are some “best practice” guidelines to help you use these forums effectively, protect your personal and professional reputation, and follow university policies. 1) Social Media Accounts - Overview 2) Posting on behalf of Hamline or to create an official Hamline channel, page, or account. 3) Social media for personal use.