You cannot wait for the people to come to parliament; you need to go where the people are. Today, the people are on social media. Increasingly, parliaments are there too. Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments draws on the experience of the ‘early starters’, the parliaments that have already joined the conversation. The guidelines offer practical advice for parliaments that are thinking about how to integrate social media into their outreach strategy. They also serve as a useful benchmark for parliaments that are already present on social media.