You Can Take It With You When You Go

February 8th, 2013 by JBWK

Your list of Twitter followers, that is.

New York Times editor Jim Roberts, who had a list of more than 75,000 Twitter followers, announced he was taking them with him upon his early-retirement buyout. While he’ll likely have to change his handle to remove the NYT reference, he’s apparently free to keep his followers.

CBS Moneywatch, in turn, notes some good points to make sure your business’s goodwill doesn’t go out the door with your employees. The biggest lesson: have a plan, in writing, ahead of time. Also, try to keep the personal and the business aspects separated.

The best-case scenario is a well-drafted social media policy that employees sign, specifically detailing what happens to various social media accounts during, and after, employment.

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