There is some discussion at my university on the use of certain Social Media logos (FB, Twitter, etc) on our site - In terms of using their logos without their permission.
I am of the opinion that it is driving traffic back to their sites and if you don't try to modify the logo in anyway (other than making it smaller/bigger) that there should be no issue.
In fact I have looked at other university sites and they seem to be of the same opinion as they have the icons (in different shapes and sizes) on their sites. I have listed some examples at the end of this post.
However there is some hesitation by some of my colleagues.
On the Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/promo_guidelines.php
- it states "Do not use icons, visuals, logos, etc. taken from the Facebook site. Instead, Facebook offers the following tools to promote your relationship with us"
What if you want to make the logo slightly smaller? Same thing with the Twitter logo?
What do others think? How does your university handle this?
Thanks very much!