Social media

The dos and don'ts of personal social media. Simon Smith, Steve Bowbrick, Rowan Kerek Robertson and Steve Saul discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of using personal social media if you work in the media.

Using social media can improve and enrich your working and social life, but it can also turn against you quickly. It may be seen as a quick and easy way of communicating but how smart and disciplined do you need to be to manage your social networking accounts?

"It is quite possible to make terrific, really smart use of social media, without being a robot." – Steve Bowbrick

Simon Smith is joined by Steve Bowbrick, editor of About the BBC, Rowan Kerek Robertson, interactive lead, social media exec for BBC Vision and Steve Saul, writer and social media producer.

For more practical advice, read Dan Biddle's article on social media and you, or watch our humorous video.