The BBC published an official social media guide Thursday, codifying the "don't do anything stupid" rule media organizations generally hope their employees will follow. As we all know, free-wheeling tweeting and tumbling can get you into serious trouble. And, given that some news folk learned the ropes on their Remingtons, it's not a bad idea for media companies to set guidelines for their employees.

This isn't the first news organization to issue official rules to its journalists. The Associated Press, LA Times, and NPR are just a few others who've taken the precaution to avoid any snafus. Perusing the handbooks of these esteemed media companies, you'll find common messages--important lessons for anyone with a computer.

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