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?
Pew/Internet research shows we’re getting smarter – and less concerned, actually – about managing reputations online.
More than a dozen students at a Minnesota high school were disciplined recently for party photos in a social site. They were suspended from sports and other extracurricular activities for allegedly posting photos in Facebook in which “they are either in the company of those consuming alcohol or holding alcohol themselves,” KARE-TV reported. “The ACLU […]
When CNN contacted a 22-year-old university business major about a video she posted of herself drunk she took it down, saying the interview request made her realize anyone could see it, CNN reports. She’s a member of a Facebook group with more than 172,000 members called “Thirty Reasons Girls Should Call it a Night,” which […]
It seems self-exposure, or assertively forgoing privacy, is for teens “as natural as brushing their teeth,” writes Janet Kornblum of USATODAY. They seek feedback on themselves constantly, Janet quotes one expert as saying. Another told her that teens understand privacy but simply choose to be “out there” because that’s how things happen. It’s about marketing. […]