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 in her blog at SchoolLibraryJournal.com. She suggests that they replace those kid … [Read more...] about Shh! Listen to the librarian!
If Facebook's newly fashioned user profile, Timeline, says anything, it says that what you post on the social Web is forever (but it does say more – keep reading). In many ways, Timeline is a safety- and privacy-education tool right in your face (on your screen), as you go. Because "Timeline collects and chronicles everything you’ve ever posted to Facebook," Slate reports. It used to be that all … [Read more...] about Facebook’s ‘Timeline’: More than a new look
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 that needs to become intuitive to every Web user: "Your online … [Read more...] about Google’s new reputation-checking tool
Let's be clear: This is not about admissions offices checking applicants' social networking profiles in their decision process. It's about reaching out to high school students in social media from Facebook.com to Formspring.me. That statistic comes from Kaplan Test Prep’s 2010 survey of college admissions officers, says AllFacebook.com. But also useful is a college admissions thread the FB news … [Read more...] about 82% of college admissions offices recruit in FB