Highly Visible and Hard to Remove Jen Goerzen [email_address]
What’s your digital tattoo? If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world, between the United States (~300 million) and India (~1.2 billion)!
What’s your digital tattoo?
What’s your digital tattoo?
Here’s what UBC students said…
What’s your Digital Tattoo?
Search your name/partner’s name using:
Google (use “quotes”, select for images, movies, too)
Consider your impressions of this person based on what you found online.
What can you find out about the person you searched?
Was all the information accurate?
Was there information missing?
Is it good or bad to be findable online? Why or why not?
What can you do about it?
Some things haven’t changed…
People continue to redefine their personal and professional identities as organizations and technologies change.
We still search for social connections and validation.
Youth are still exploring and experimenting with risky behavior.
Broad context What has changed is the fact that there could very well be a permanent record of all of this, one with implications that can't be predicted or controlled. Common Sense Media
Context: Young adults
55% of 18-34 year olds have a personal profile on at least one online social network
39% of youth have posted something on their social networking pages that they regret
1/3 of young adults on social networking sites still don’t use privacy controls on their profiles
15% of young adults report that they've had private material (IMs, texts, pics, emails) forwarded without permission
Common Sense Media
Our abilities and online skills outstrip the knowledge and judgment needed for this environment.
Scale Online activity takes place before a vast audience
The audience can be invisible and anonymous
Content is replicable in a world of… copy and paste, @RT, forward, share, <embed>
Access to a greater depth of information Connect, collaborate and network Community support, share passions
Scenario #1: New immigrants
Recent immigrants are more likely than Canadian-born individuals and other immigrants to:
use the Internet to communicate with their family and friends (including phone and IM).
view news or sports info online (75%)
use the Internet to download music, movies or television programs and to listen to online radio .
Scenario #2: The hiring process
1 in 4 employed adults says their company has policies about how they present themselves online.
Just over 1 in 10 (~12%) employed internet users are public personae who say they need to market themselves online as part of their job. Pew Internet Research Report, 2010
More than 80% of employers admit to using social networking sites to screen potential employees . Microsoft survey, 2010
The German government has proposed legislation to restrict the Internet content an employer can use in the hiring process.
The great debate Is it ok for employers to search people online as part of the hiring process?
Job applicant considerations
What does a web search about you reveal?
What privacy settings are in place on your social networking site?
What kind of online presence do you want prospective employers to see?
How might you promote yourself online in new ways?
Who is looking you up and why?
Discrimination: What legislation applies?
Bias: How to un-ring the bell?
Authenticity: What is real, current, true?
Privacy: What are the terms of social networking use?
Policy: What does it say about social network screening?
Scenario #3: Who has NOT seen this picture?
Scenario #3: Canucks fans?!?
Scenario #3: Canucks fans?!? TR
What is digital citizenship? http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com/internet-safety/Video.do?ident=where-are-you-
What makes up your digital identity?
Is privacy important to you? To what extent?
How will you manage what others see about you online?
How would you like to share, connect and learn or work with others online?
How will you use the online information you find about others?
What does (digital) citizenship mean to you?
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