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  • 1. Managing your professional identity The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath
  • 2.
    • How you are seen by your colleagues
    • How you are seen by your peers
    • How you are seen by the general public
    Traditional identity http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/2214630924/
  • 3.
    • By your conduct
    • By the things you say
    • By the things others say about you
    • By what you write
    • By the way you write it
    • Through… face to face, papers, peer review, presentations…
    How is that gauged? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1997114236/
  • 4. Professional and personal have fused together thanks to…
  • 5.  
  • 6. Social networking particularly has changed the way we interact…
  • 7.
    • Your friends; who they are / what they do
    • Your personal life / interests
    Identity now extends to… http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_dan/279764886/
  • 8. A window into your private life (But it isn’t always a bad thing!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuenteshe/382870861/sizes/o/
  • 9. What you say… How you say it… “ It aint what you do it’s the way that you do it ”
  • 10.
    • Current employers
    • Prospective employers
    • Students
    • Colleagues
    • Peers
    Consider who might look you up http://www.flickr.com/photos/schoey/2129866868/
  • 11. Consider this… Choose your friends wisely http://www.flickr.com/photos/cerpntaxt/42348941/
  • 12.
    • You sign up to social networking site
    • You add your colleagues
    • You also add your friend
    • You keep it professional / managed
    • Your friend finds a pic he took a couple of years ago and adds it to his page tagging it “ Bob Smith – night to remember…”
    You are Bob Smith… http://www.flickr.com/photos/bre/532019377/
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/st-stev/2174536378/sizes/l/
  • 14.
    • DO lock down your profile if you’re not comfortable exposing your private life
    • DO choose your friends carefully
    • If you wish you can:
      • lock down your photos
      • and your wall
    Social Networking http://www.flickr.com/photos/holster/195031415/
  • 15.
    • Blogging: Using the blog to ‘vent’ against employers/colleagues can go against you
    • Twittering: Builds a picture of your life (in and outside work)
    Getting lost in informality… http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricoslounge/38351363/
  • 16.
    • Consider what you say
    • Be aware what others may publish
    • Understand Data Protection
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11382496@N03/2207621281/ Know your rights…
  • 17. Consider… What you say; on comments, blog posts, forums, personal websites, social networks How much information you make publicly available; check privacy policies on sites http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppdigital/2054207285/
  • 18.
    • HUGE benefits to all these tools
    • Can be used in a positive way
    • This culture shift isn’t such a bad thing
    • But BE CAUTIOUS
  • 19.
    • We all use them
    • We just choose what we’re comfortable exposing… and how we wish to present ourselves
  • 20. Any questions? The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath