Facebook, other social media hot topic at Collier library meeting

Daily News Correspondent

 

Social media remains a hot topic, especially for librarians.

The Collier County Library Advisory Board met last week to discuss Sunshine and public records laws and how they pertain to social media and new e-book checkouts.

Assistant County Attorney Colleen Greene answered board members’ questions at their meeting Wednesday at the Collier libraries headquarters, 2385 Orange . . . → Read More: Facebook, other social media hot topic at Collier library meeting

Tweets, postings trigger public records rules for officials

Every tweet, every “Like,” every photo, every status update … even who they “poke.”

Every time local-government officials in Florida use social media in their public position they are creating a public record, something they’re required to keep and produce upon request.

More Broward and Palm Beach county public officials are turning to social media to spread their . . . → Read More: Tweets, postings trigger public records rules for officials

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Facebook complicated for public officials

BY CARRIE WELLS

Public officials might have more to worry about with Facebook than just an embarrassing picture from college resurfacing.

Seemingly innocuous posts could become minefields of litigation under Florida’s tough public records laws, which require everything on an elected official’s or government’s page to be carefully catalogued. If elected officials are caught chatting about anything which . . . → Read More: Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Facebook complicated for public officials