Below is the post I recently made on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com) to the "official" RSA group there, I am hoping to create some thinking about the 'how' and the 'why' of the RSA sanctioning any specific group/platform or technology as a means for Fellows to engage. Clearly, anything that is badged as being RSA needs to adhere to a set of principles that are in line with the aims and objectives of the RSA. Please let me know what you think.
Netiquette, the RSA and social media
What are the rules by which we, as Fellows, should follow when using groups like this? Is it acceptable to be flagrantly advertising our companies, trying to sell consultancy or peddle products and services? Or, should we be mindful of the aims and objectives of the RSA "For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress."
Is your post to this group *really* in line with the aims of the RSA?
Discuss/debate and contribute, please. Your comments and feedback will inform the RSA Fellowship Council working group on Digital Engagement and I will feedback to the next RSA FC meeting. To join in with the discussions or the group, go to: http://rsafellowshipcouncil.ning.com/ and sign up.