College Student and Social Networking Websites:Could They Cost You Your Future? Crissy Field Sarita Cole Bobbi Covell Maryanne Hull
Questions How do people use the Internet to communicate? What is Facebook? Twitter? How are social networking sites viewed by professors, law enforcement, and potential employers?
Gives Individuals a Voice Opens up world of broadcast and publishing Changing tradition concepts of these fields Blogs
The Internet and Society Hacker Ethic: Four Principles 1) “Access to computers-and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works-should be unlimited and total.” 2) “All information wants to be free.” 3) “Mistrust authority– promote decentralization” 4) “You should be judged by your skills and not by “bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.”
Community on the Net No longer have to interact face to face Social Networking Sites
History of Facebook
Started in February 2004
How it grew to the next level
Where are the creators now
Second largest social network
Primary Focus Over 8 million users Originally called “thefacebook”
History of Twitter How twitter began Who is credited for the creation of twitter First official tweet on March 21st, 2006 What twitter was used for When they formed the actual twitter website When twitter branched off into its own company
What is twitter What are “tweets”
Employers CBS News - Tim DeMello from internet company “Ziggs” searches online profiles during the hiring process. - “online footprint” - Incriminating information could be attached to you the rest of your career. Oregon Business Report - June 2009 CareerBuilder survey - 45% use - 35% didn’t hire
Professors The Chronicle of Higher Education - makes it “harder for students to get away with lies about dead grandparents” University of Louisville - Professors are in danger too
Law Enforcement JSOnline - LaChapelle - Using all information University of Illinois - Two students caught urinating in public Professional hackers
Activity Analyze each Facebook page that we present to you Ask yourselves…. - Whats good? - Whats bad? - What could this person change?
Conclusion NOTHING on the internet is private Could cost you your reputation, grades, jobs, and more… Is anyone going to change???