As more and more people on this networked planet are living life out loud*, public image management is an increasingly useful skill. Some people call it online reputation management, but online is just a “place” where reputations are curated, and among the most skilled curators are thoughtful young social media users thinking about their futures. [...]
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This article was originally published April 12, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 10/18/12. The cynical way to say it might be that we’re all our own best spin doctors these days. There are a lot of ways to say it, though – e.g., protecting one’s public image, reputation [...]
High school students are displaying serious online spin control skills in their college quests. It’s more like “public image management” than the reputation management so often referred to in online-safety discussions. In an interview for ReadWriteWeb.com, a high school teacher in Reno, Nev., called it “admissions jiu jitsu,” referring to his students’ workarounds for college [...]
Colleges and universities are using the social Web to market to high school students, but this data isn’t about how much they’re checking social networking profiles in the admissions process.
We’ve just had the first election in which politicians have had to confront social-Web skeletons in their closets. Is it going to get worse or better?
It’s now so common for parents to share baby photos online, but do we think about them as part of our kids’ digital dossiers?
Pew/Internet research shows we’re getting smarter – and less concerned, actually – about managing reputations online.
This isn’t about summer jobs for teens, necessarily, but teens may want some hard evidence that their social networking profiles and other online activities could factor into their job searches going forward. So here’s some data from Microsoft: a survey of “1,200 hiring and recruitment managers and 1,200 consumers in the United States, the UK, [...]
Lots of Facebook news this week! There’s loads of information in the site’s new Safety Center, with sections aimed at teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement. But if you or your child has the specific problem of Facebook “Photos Gone Wild,” Common Sense Media has some great tips including one about a little app called [...]