Social networks and professionalismPresentation Transcript
21st Century Teacher Strand Social Networks and Professionalism Webinar Karen Brooks 5/5/11
What is a Social Network?
A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge, etc.
A network of social interactions and personal relationships
A dedicated website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images, etc
What is a Social Network? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc
What do they look like?
Most Popular Social Networks
Digital Dossier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79IYZVYIVLA The life of a Digital Native is constantly recorded through digital tracks. What will the future hold?
Digital Natives Are Being Studied http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/4535 http://www.youtube.com/digitalnatives
Social Media and Privacy http://youthandmedia.org/wiki/Portal:Digital_Privacy
Good Questions from Wiki
Digital Privacy is a complex issue because the definition of privacy is on-going and relative, not merely situational. For example, privacy in the colonial period of United States history meant something drastically different from what privacy now means in the U.S.
Furthermore, privacy has different meanings across boundaries--as European privacy law differs from U.S privacy law, and both of them differ from Canadian privacy law.
As technology, specifically the internet, takes off, issues of privacy are critically important.
What is now considered a public domain?
Does such a thing as a private domain exist anymore?
Should companies be allowed to retain data on individual user's searches?
Should Google be allowed to take pictures of people's houses?
What happens if someone takes a picture of a private citizen and posts it on the internet? What happens if it is a video?
Is there a way to enforce a law even if passed?
Social Networks and Privacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7gWEgHeXcA
Social Networks and Impact http://www.law.gwu.edu/Careers/currentstudents/Documents/Informational%20Handouts/2010%20Updated%20Handouts/Social%20Networking%20Professionalism.pdf
In recent years, social networking has become a ubiquitous part of our online society.
Although the benefits of using these tools can be great, the risks can also be dire.
As potential employers and other members of the legal community have increased their technological IQ, the hazards of posting information to an online profile without weighing what it says about you as a potential employee have also become amplified.
Just as you would do with a new friend or potential love interest, employers and professional contacts will search Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogspot, Plaxo and the next-best-thing for your name and will hold any un-professional information against you.
Protecting your online—and professional—reputation is actually quite easy.
All it takes is some initiative, caution and thoughtfulness as you engage in social networking.
Socail Networks Too Much Information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u2fi_kjKts&feature=fvst
Possible Option You Are Really Two
Probably the easiest way to ensure that people in your professional life are not privy to private information is to separate yourself into two people:
Professional Personality and Complete Character.
For purposes of social networking, your professional personality (or PP) is the personality about which you will provide the public—including potential employers and contacts—with information. As you can imagine, there is information that is appropriate for your PP and information that is not. See below for a list of what falls into each category.
Your CC is your complete character, which encompasses your entire personality: the one that includes everything about you, the one you share with family and close friends. For purposes of professional social networking, your CC includes personal information and aspects of your personality that are outside the purview of your PP. The very existence of your complete character (or CC) is something that the general public does not need to know. Where your PP must be reserved and very conscientious, your CC gets to let it all hang out. Information that you would never dream of including in an online profile associated with your PP is completely fair game for your CC.
After identifying what personality traits and information is appropriate for your PP—and leaving the rest for your CC—you will need to permanently separate the two in the online sphere.
What Careers would this be necesssary for?
Resources on Privacy Settings for Popular Social Networking Sites
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/
How to protect your privacy http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=839
Who can see my profile content http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=840
Basic Facebook Advice:
Do not use Facebook to bash your job, your colleagues, your boss, your company or your clients
See Twitter tips for status updates
Do not login to Facebook while at work (With the "chat" feature, your "friends" can see when you're online. If you should be working, work)
Assume everyone can see everything. (Don't lie to your boss about a family emergency, and then post a picture of you dressed as a fairy at a Halloween costume party time-stamped on the date of the supposed emergency)
If you're a professional, keep your Facebook page professional and/or private