Social Media Identity Standards

July 20, 2012

By Janet Dodrill

Are you promoting your business product or service using social media, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest or other sources? I sure hope so. Did you know that most these social networking sites have their own identity guidelines? Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest recently changed their logo icons and we should be using what they and others are providing to us. Here are links to some of the social media sites branding resources:

Twitter
www.twitter.com/about/logos
Twitter’s marks include, but are not limited to, the Twitter name, logo, Tweet, Twitter bird, and any word, phrase, image, or other designation that identifies the source or origin of any of Twitter’s products.

Facebook
www.facebook.com/brandpermissions/logos.php
This section explains our guidelines regarding the use of Facebook’s logos and other trademarks.

LinkedIn
press.linkedin.com/logo-images
Use the corporate logo below to promote LinkedIn when discussing the LinkedIn Professional Network, as a whole.

Google+
www.google.com/+/business/brand-guidelines.html
Logo and number one button icon.

Pinterest
www.pinterest.com/about/goodies
The below vector versions of our logo and badge are available for you to link to Pinterest.

You can look up the official pages for other social networking sites in your favorite search engine.

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Pinterest Virtual Pinboards

February 24, 2012

By Janet Dodrill

PinterestCreate online pinboards (visual scrapbooks) using found images on the web, follow others and be followed by other Pinterest users. Your pinboard will look like a bulletin board of image swatches.

‘Like’ an image on an existing pinboard and leave comments on other people’s pins. Understand the ‘Pin Etiquette’ of this new social media platform, amazingly popular in a short time [Be Nice; Credit Your Sources; Avoid Self Promotion; Report Objectionable Content; Tell Us How to Make Pinterest Better].

pinterest pin boards

Pinterest pin boards

Start a Pinterest account, create custom Boards or use the default ones to start. Install a ‘Pin It’ button in your Firefox browser and start pinning images, linking to its original source. Read the terms to avoid copyright infringement.

Source: Logo property of Pinterest, www.pinterest.com

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