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 [...]
I wish every high school student had a librarian like Joyce Valenza! Many do, probably, but I hope they hear what Joyce tells the junior class at her school about social media and online reputations. As they prep to apply to colleges and universities, she gives them solid data, resources, and advice, as she relates [...]
So many online reputation experts say the most basic tool is to Google yourself that it seems only natural Google would come out with its own rep-management tool. “The tool, ‘Me on the Web,’ is now included on the Google dashboard in between account information and analytics,” reports a USATODAY blog. Google’s explanation is something [...]
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?
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, [...]