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Social networks and professionalism

  1. 1. 21st Century Teacher Strand Social Networks and Professionalism Webinar Karen Brooks 5/5/11
  2. 2. What is a Social Network? <ul><li>A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called &quot;nodes,&quot; 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. </li></ul><ul><li>so·cial net·work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>noun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A network of social interactions and personal relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A dedicated website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images, etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Social Network?
  4. 4. What do they look like?
  5. 8. Most Popular Social Networks
  6. 9. Digital Dossier The life of a Digital Native is constantly recorded through digital tracks. What will the future hold?
  7. 10. Digital Natives Are Being Studied
  8. 11. Social Media and Privacy
  9. 12. Good Questions from Wiki <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>As technology, specifically the internet, takes off, issues of privacy are critically important. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is now considered a public domain? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does such a thing as a private domain exist anymore? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should companies be allowed to retain data on individual user's searches? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should Google be allowed to take pictures of people's houses? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What happens if someone takes a picture of a private citizen and posts it on the internet? What happens if it is a video? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a way to enforce a law even if passed? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Social Networks and Privacy
  11. 14. Social Networks and Impact <ul><li>In recent years, social networking has become a ubiquitous part of our online society. </li></ul><ul><li>Although the benefits of using these tools can be great, the risks can also be dire. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting your online—and professional—reputation is actually quite easy. </li></ul><ul><li>All it takes is some initiative, caution and thoughtfulness as you engage in social networking. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Socail Networks Too Much Information
  13. 16. Possible Option You Are Really Two <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Personality and Complete Character. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>What Careers would this be necesssary for?
  14. 17. Resources on Privacy Settings for Popular Social Networking Sites
  15. 18. Facebook <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to protect your privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can see my profile content </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Basic Facebook Advice: <ul><li>Do not use Facebook to bash your job, your colleagues, your boss, your company or your clients </li></ul><ul><li>See Twitter tips for status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Do not login to Facebook while at work (With the &quot;chat&quot; feature, your &quot;friends&quot; can see when you're online. If you should be working, work) </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>If you're a professional, keep your Facebook page professional and/or private </li></ul>
  17. 20. Flickr <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. MySpace <ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Protect Your Privacy on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy Settings on Twitter—To Lock or Not to Lock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocking and Removing Followers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Removing Twitter profile from Google search results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 23. Basic Twitter Advice: <ul><li>Do not tweet about your lack of motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Do not tout recent job offers </li></ul><ul><li>Do not badmouth your job, your colleagues, your boss, your company or your clients </li></ul><ul><li>Do not tweet about your illegal activities </li></ul><ul><li>Do not tweet inappropriate comments about co-workers </li></ul>
  21. 24. LinkedIn <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Tips on Security and Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> security-and-privacy/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Closer Look at LinkedIn Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 25. Blogspot/Blogger <ul><li>Blogspot/Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I control who can view my blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 26. Remember
  24. 27. Resources <ul><li>Social Networks and Professionalism – Dept of Ed Pennsylvania – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networks and Professionalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking and Professionalism: A Delicate Balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers 7 Steps to Safer Social Networks PG10. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 28. Resources <ul><li>Social Networks and Professionalism – Dept of Ed Pennsylvania – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networks and Professionalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking and Professionalism: A Delicate Balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers 7 Steps to Safer Social Networks PG10. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 29. Thank you <ul><li>Karen Brooks </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Schaeffer Brooks – Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>