Online Professional Identity:Critically Crafting Your Digital Footprint Mary Hodder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryhodder/123208237/) Carl A. Young North Carolina State University ECI 445 – Fall 2012
Are you a publizen?“See Me, Click Me”: Washington Post, 6-23-06
Informed Insights• Student Perspective – more telling than we might think! “If you’re not on MySpace [ ___ ], you don’t exist.” - Skyler, 18, to her mom Source: Danah Boyd (http://www.danah.org/) – Social Media researcher at MS Research New England and Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.• “Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites. Many log on daily to their social network pages and these have become spaces where much of the social activity of teen life is echoed and amplified—in both good and bad ways.” • Source: Lenhart et al. (2011, Nov.). Pew Internet and American Life Report: Teens, Kindess and Cruelty on Social Network Sites
Investigation ActivityLast night, you conducted a brief web investigation of yourpartner to see what information you can find about him/her online.– If needed take a few minutes to search further.– Next, evaluate the information you find about your partner from these three perspectives (in other words, take on these personas and respond to what you find): a. a friend or colleague; b. a principal or school administrator, or an employer, or a college admissions officer; c. the parent of one of your students, or your parents or another relative– Finally, share reactions and any possible action steps.Next, on to the issues... (see the wiki!)
Q & A on Web Identity Thank you! Carl A. Young, Ph.D. NC State University firstname.lastname@example.org Please see related presentation wiki page athttp://nli2012.wikispaces.com/Critically+Considering+our+Digital+Footprint Join and participate in theNew Literacies Collaborative http://newlit.org
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