Hi, I am Carolyn …and I’m Bobbie Today, we are going to discuss the effects of what you post on social media. Who all has a facebook? Right, so social media is very popular as we all know.
You are probably already aware of the positive side of social media, but we’re just going to touch on a few. We talk a lot about facebook the the same applies to myspace and other forms of social media. Who uses facebook to stay connected to someone in another country? Social media also give you a quick easy way to show people you are thinking about them. I know when friends post nice things on my wall, it can definitely cheer me up.
Groups on facebook allow you to connect with people who share the same interests as you. Allowing you to feel apart of something bigger.
For example, there are groups for incoming freshman which allow them to make friends and connect with other who may be feeling nervous just like them. So before even coming to Frostburg, they already feel connected and involved which makes the transition easier.
A few hours after the earthquake happened, there were already thousands of people in this group. Acts as a way to connect everyone that shared in a similar experience.
48% of young Americans said they find out about news through facebook. Obviously, social media is the fastest way to get current news. For example, with the last example of the Earthquake group and we all know that people send tweets many times throughout the day.
Here is an example how twitter can connect you with others. If you search #Frostburg, you can find out what is going on in Frostburg as this very moment
You can follow news channels such as CNN to get instant news updates. As you can see these are updated at least once an hour. Sometimes more often
You can create events and be informed of events going on. This is a simple easy way to spread information and let people know of upcoming concerts, interest meetings, and other social events.
With traditional marketing strategies it is very hard to reach people in other countries. Facebook breaks these boundaries.
Now, we are going to discuss the dark side of social media.
We will go over how it can influence your relationships, your future career, campus organizations and more importantly, your safety.
Has anyone ever posted anything that they later regretted whether is was an incriminating photo or a status posted out of anger? I’m sure that we all have. It’s easy to get carried away with what you do and say on social media because you cant actually see the people you are communicating with. It makes you feel anonymous. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you post things.
Here we have a few examples of ridiculous things that have been said online. Don’t get me wrong, we all like to joke and have fun! However, posting your every though online damage your reputation.
What is your first thought when you see this photo? Classy right? This photo also got him in trouble with his mother. I’m sure we all know that pictures and statuses can get us in trouble with out significant others. We are all looking at things from a different perspective. Side note: Police are also using facebook to find out about parties where there will be underage drinking and drugs
Most importantly, social media can affect your safety. Crimes including sexual offenses, threats, bullying, hate crimes, fraud and theft, are up significantly. People do not exercise the same caution online as they do in person. Like I said before the internet provides a sense of anonymity and a false sense of security because of the lack of physical interaction. Users tend to tailor information they post to their friends, forgetting that others may see it.
You provide information and even if it set to private there are ways to get around it. Criminals can use the information you provide such as, birthday, current city, hobbies, and interests to gain your trust. This information can also be used to guess passwords. Which is why you should never use pets names as passwords. The worst thing you can do is post your daily routine. We’re all guilty of doing it at some point. But posting class, then library, then gym, be home late tonight…is the worst the you can do. Especially if you make your status something like “going to dimes tonight” Not only do they know you aren’t home, but they know where you are and know that you will probably be intoxicated. The more information you post the easier it is for you to be taken advantage of.
On this womans profile she has posted her full birthday, and children’s names and ages! Her complete address and the fact that she will be out of the country for awhile.
Here is an example of how someone can pray off of your interests and hobbies.
This is an example of why you should not put your personal information on social media. Never accept friend requests from people you don’t know. This may seem like common sense, but it happens.
You may think none of this will happen to you, but I’m sure het people in these past examples thought the same thing Which is why they were so vulnerable. In order to protect yourself, you can limit who can see what you post. Change your privacy settings to limit what information is visible to others And to also block certain users from having contact with you. However remember, even if you limit who can see your profile there are ways to get around this. Don’t advertise to the world what you are doing or where you live! “ Florida for the week!” -Cool now I know that you wont be home. Limit what you post. Don’t share things that will make you valnerable to stalking such as email addresses, physical address, or your routine. Also remember you cant take it back. Once you post something, it’s potentially there for ever. Even if you delete photos, or posts, or even your profile Others could have saved photos and take screenshots. And there are ways to still access your profile
The title is a link to a youtube video! Basically, social media is a great thing if you use it correctly. Use your online profile as a place to promote yourself professionally and academically. If you keep this in mind you wont post anything you’ll regret later and you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of social media. Today in my ethics class we were talking about different types of lies and behavior in the business world, but I thought this was directly related to our topic here. My professor said that your behavior in your personal life reflects your behavior in your professional life. Your actions and the things you do on facebook or in your personal life will carry over to how you act in your professional life because you cant live two different lives! You are always under scrutiny and once you post something it can come back to haunt you year later.
So now we are going to play a little game… Pick the person you think fits the position. Who do you think is running for SGA president?
I don’t think that is who I want representing my campus.
Who is running for homecoming queen?
Make sure you vote for Sarah for Homecoming queen!
Neither of these people go to school here. Who is the fraternity president?
What you do leaves footprints…and can probably always be found.
You know those groups that people make when they break their phones? Don’t put your number in them. They’re usually public groups! So anyone could have seen or found my phone number!
Think Before You Post
THINK BEFORE YOU POST
POSITIVES OF SOCIAL MEDIA <ul><li>Instantly connects people all over the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends, family, people in other countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quick & easy way to show people you care </li></ul>
FEEL PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER <ul><ul><ul><li>Groups, Movements, Communities, Schools, Companies </li></ul></ul></ul>
POSITIVE SIDE CONT. <ul><li>Fastest way to get the most current news </li></ul><ul><ul><li>East Coast Earthquake 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hashtags #Frostburg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerts, Campus Events, Fundraisers, Interest Meetings, Other Social Events </li></ul></ul>
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT YOUR LIFE <ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends, family, boyfriends/girlfriends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future career </li></ul><ul><li>Campus organizations/Greek Life </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul>
EMPLOYERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA <ul><li>“ They come in all buttoned up, their clothing is meticulous, they spend years building this resume, and this person that’s sitting there is almost entirely different than the person posting on these Web sites.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tim DeMello, owner of Ziggs, an internet company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When asked if he searches online profiles when he is hiring, he replied, “Of course. Everybody does.” </li></ul>
EMPLOYERS & SOCIAL MEDIA CONT. <ul><li>About 20 percent of companies are secretly searching online profiles before even interviewing applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Many employers admit they’ve learned how to access profiles students think are “private” </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures create an “online footprint” which could be linked to your name and career for the rest of your life </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE2Ru-jqyrY&feature=related </li></ul>
SEXY OR LEWD PHOTOS DON’T “EXACTLY SCREAM ‘CEO MATERIAL’”
<ul><li>Social networking sites do not require verification; false information can be posted about you </li></ul><ul><li>One person with a grudge against you could potentially change how your employer looks at you </li></ul>
MISREPRESENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION SGA President Football Team That Sorority President
MISREPRESENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION <ul><li>1. No pictures involving alcohol, smoking, drugs and/or unacceptable behavior that is unbecoming of a member shall appear on individual profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Personal contact information pertaining to home/school location including personal address and telephone number shall not appear on any personal profile. </li></ul><ul><li>3. No vulgar or inappropriate language shall be included in a personal profile or group website. Members shall also refrain from exhibiting inappropriate body language, attire or gestures. </li></ul>
ARE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES CONTRIBUTING TO ILLITERACY?
SAFETY! <ul><li>Crimes involving Facebook are up significantly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual offences, threats, bullying, hate crimes, fraud & theft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People do not exercise the same caution online as they do in person </li></ul><ul><li>The internet provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of anonymity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False sense of security because of lack of physical interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users tailor information for friends forgetting others may see it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All of this may threaten your personal safety </li></ul>
SPAMMERS & STALKERS <ul><li>Criminals can use information you willing provide about yourself to gain your trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birthday, current city, hobbies, interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This information can also be used to guess passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And stalkers will really appreciate your help if you post your daily routine and whereabouts online! </li></ul><ul><li>The more information you post the easier it is for you to be taken advantage of. </li></ul>
NONA BELOMESOFF -18YEARS OLD <ul><li>Met Christopher Dannewig on Facebook. The twenty-year old claimed to be an animal rescue worker and said his employers were hiring.Belomesoff was a dedicated animal lover and expressed interest in a job. He told her that the first part of her training included an overnight camping trip. With him. In a secluded area.Most of us would have alarm bells going off by this point, Belomesoff decided to go along with it. Her body was found in a creek a few days later. </li></ul>
<ul><li>New Albany, Indiana – Keri McMullen wrote a status update mentioning that she and her boyfriend would be at a concert until late. The couple came home from the concert and found that their home had been burglarized, with about $10,000 worth of equipment and jewelry missing. </li></ul><ul><li>The robbers were caught on the video system that McMullen and boyfriend Kurt Pendleton had installed the week before. She realized that one of the robbers looked familiar. He had friended her the week before, claiming to be an old neighbor from 20 years ago. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Chapman was convicted of raping two prostitutes at knifepoint and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was a suspect in six other sexual assaults, none of the cases ever went to trial. He remained a free man until September of 2009 , when he was arrested due to a minor traffic offense. However, when the police took him in for questioning, the interrogation took a morbid turn. </li></ul><ul><li>Ashleigh Hall -17 – lived near Durham, England. Like most of her peers, she spent a lot of time on the computer, mostly on Facebook. And like many of us, she didn’t think it too risky to meet someone she only knew online: a hunky teenage boy whose profile picture featured him tanned and shirtless. When she went to meet the young man, however, 33-year-old Peter Chapman was waiting for her. He had created the profile in order to entice young women into meeting him. He raped and strangled Ashleigh, and left her body in a nearby field. After the traffic arrest and subsequent questioning, Chapman led police to Ashleigh’s body. </li></ul>
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF <ul><li>Limit who can see what you post. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your settings to limit who can see what information is on your profile. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can also block users from having any contact with you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you limit who can see your profile, there are ways others can get around these settings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t advertise to the world what you’re doing or where you live. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit what you post. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t share things that would make you vulnerable to stalking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Such as sharing your email address, physical address, phone number , your schedule or routine) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember, you can’t take it back! </li></ul>
THINK BEFORE YOU POST <ul><li>Use your online profile as a free place to promote yourself professionally and academically. </li></ul><ul><li>You won’t post anything you’ll regret later, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of staying connected with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Just remember: What you do in your personal life reflects what you do in your professional life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t live two different lives </li></ul></ul>
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