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The magazine is original and is about social media etiquette for undergraduates. It describes the general guideline of social media etiquette, compare and contrast different social media etiquette …

The magazine is original and is about social media etiquette for undergraduates. It describes the general guideline of social media etiquette, compare and contrast different social media etiquette fucus and the impact of not following social media etiquette.

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  • 1. 3 General guideline of using social media 4 5 Different focus of social media etiquette Impact of social media on undergraduates UNDERGRADUATES’S OCIAL MEDIA Etiquette SM2 Batch 17 Group 5 No.1 Hong Lu 2013/11/18
  • 2. 1. A. B. C. D. E. What is etiquette? Conventional behavior Law Standard Discipline Custom, courtesy and rule 5. 2. A. B. What is Social Media? Web 2.0 Internet-based application for information exchange Information techonology Traditional communication tools C. C. D. 3. A. B. C. D. 4. A. B. C. D. A. B. What are the three types of social media? Social networking sites, Broadcast applications, Collaborative projects Social networking sites, Blogs, Youtube Facebook, Broadcast applications, Twitter SMS, Collaborative projects, Wikipedia What are the three steps of social media etiquette? Delete photos engaging illegal activates, show courtesy, establish valuable communications Post positive personal information, be respectful, establish valuable communications Post positive personal information, expand network, generate value-added content Tighten private settings, show respect, establish valuable communications D. What are the aspects that social media has a positive impact on undergraduates? Doing research, Connecting with future collaborators, Seeking collaboration opportunities Doing research, Expanding network, Seeking collaboration opportunities Doing research, Connecting with future collaborators, Chatting with friends Searching for promotions , Connecting with futors, Seeking collaboration opportunities 6. What are the correct matches of social media and its type? A. Twitter—Collaborative Projects B. Facebook—Social networking sites C. Wiki.nus—Collaborative Projects D. Blog.nus—Broadcast applications E. Microblog—Broadcast applications 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A. Answer the questions below after reading the magazine and complete the drawing on back cover according to your answers. Use the given blue dot and your answers to complete the drawing. B. C. D. E. 1
  • 3. Three-quarters of today's youths and young adults maintain profiles on at least one kind of social networking site, and one in five of them has posted a video of themselves online according to the Pew Research Center (“Social media etiquette”, 2010). Based on these facts, the argument that undergraduates are more vulnerable because of their easily-accessible personal information online can be put forward. Furthermore, the reasonable assumption that undergraduates may encounter problems of managing the use of social media can be made. Hence it is significant for undergraduates to learn the correct social media etiquette in order to be responsible for their social media behavior. Social media is a group of applications and websites which provide users with platforms to construct profile pages, share ideas, and exchange information. Social media which are most often used by NUS undergraduates can be classified into three main categories: broadcast applications, social networking sites and collaborative sites. Firstly, undergraduates tend to create personal pages and share opinions on broadcast applications such as Blog.nus (“Social media and learning”, 2013). Also, undergraduates aim to expand their networks or maintain relationships with friends on social networking sites (Boyd & Ellison, 2007). Undergraduates use collaborative sites like Wiki.nus for the purpose of strengthening cooperation as collaborative projects enable users to work together (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010; “Social media and learning”, 2013). After understanding the definition and classification of social media, undergraduates should follow the overall guidelines for using social media step by step including posting positive personal information, showing respect and adding value to conversations on social media. Furthermore, undergraduates should pay special attention to different aspects of etiquette while using broadcast applications, social networking sites and collaborative sites. Being aware of the etiquette for using social media, NUS undergraduates can make full use of it and benefit from it in the future. 2
  • 4. Being responsible for managing their social media accounts, undergraduates should maintain positive profiles by posting constructive personal information, being respectful, and establishing mutually beneficial communications with other users on social media. Firstly, it is essential to post only photos that show the undergraduate in good light. Posting a photo of receiving an award instead of chugging pitchers of beer on social media accounts would enable undergraduates to create a better impression. It has been found that friends on social networking sites often unintentionally share sensitive personal facts with hundreds of people, some of whom could have malicious intentions (“Social media harassment”, 2010). It is therefore imperative for the undergraduates to ensure what they post online is mostly positive while tightening their privacy settings on social media. The next rule for undergraduates is to be respectful and act rationally online. A simple way to show respect and courtesy is to use “please” and “thanks” (Pollock, 2013). Moreover, undergraduates should refrain from adding offensive comments while encountering disagreements on social media. In this way, undergraduates would be able to build harmonious relationships with other users while engaging in constructive conversation on social media. Finally, generating value-added content on social media would help undergraduates to improve their online image. In particular, value-added content refers to texts and photos that could inspire other users or make them ponder over a specific issue. Adding insightful comments instead of spamming on social media (Pollock, 2013) enables undergraduates to build quality relationships with other users. In essence, posting positive personal information, showing respect and courtesy, and generating valueadded content on social media will ensure that undergraduates construct a positive image on social media. “It is essential to post only photos that show the undergraduate in good light. Posting a photo of receiving an award instead of chugging pitchers of beer on social media accounts would enable undergraduates to create a better impression. ” 3
  • 5. As social networking sites, collaborative sites and broadcast applications are utilized for different purposes, it is important for undergraduates to focus on different aspects of etiquette when using each type of social media. First of all, NUS undergraduates should focus on cooperative etiquette when using collaborative sites like Wiki.nus. As undergraduates are using collaborative sites for achieving professional growth, completing collaborative targets (Datta, 2010), or sharing reliable research sources online (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010), they need to emphasize on cooperative etiquette like showing courtesy when sharing ideas and behaving rationally when encountering disagreements. In contrast, NUS undergraduates should take greater care of online communication etiquette when using social networking sites. This is because undergraduates aim to establish positive reputations, maintain friendships, and expand networks through social networking sites (Datta, 2010). To establish constructive and efficient communication with friends on social media, good interpreting skills as well as presentation skills should be developed by undergraduates. Furthermore, undergraduates are to pay attention to etiquette for broadcasting information on broadcast applications. As the name suggests, broadcast applications are used to share information and they are mainly managed by the individual (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010). (“Free speech”, 2010). Speculation can therefore be made that information on broadcast applications may be false or misleading. Some argue that people may easily believe any information they read online without considering the reliability of information sources n this case, ensuring that undergraduates have checked credibility before reposting and have not transmitted incorrect information on broadcast application is imperative. Despite the fact that there are some similarities in these three types of social media, compelling reasons strengthen the argument that undergraduates need to pay special attention to different aspects of etiquette for using collaborative sites, social networking sites and broadcast applications. 4
  • 6. “As the inappropriate use of social media may result in distractions from studying, time wastage and decrease in face-to-face communication, it is essential for undergraduates to follow the proper social media etiquette online. Undergraduates may get distracted from studying, waste time and reduce real life contact due to the inappropriate use of social media. First of all, undergraduates may be addicted to social networking sites and therefore keep checking them when studying (Blogger, 2012). Undergraduates are found to be distracted from their studies as eighty percent of undergraduates surveyed admitted that they posted or responded on social media while completing homework (Wang, Chen & Liang, 2011). The attempt to multi-task will result in a lack of concentration on studying and further affect undergraduates’ academic performance. Another negative effect is that undergraduates tend to waste too much time on social media. 45% of the surveyed undergraduates admitted that they spent 6-8 hours per day checking social media sites, while 23% spent more than 8 hours (Wang, Chen & Liang, 2011). The unnecessary time sepnt on social networking sites can eventually lead to less sleeping time due to the lack of time management skills of undergraduates. Furthermore, there is a decrease in face-to-face interactions as chatting online becomes a substitute for meeting friends in real life (Blogger, 2012). The reduction in real human contact may affect undergraduates’ communication skills negatively. As the inappropriate use of social media may result in distractions from studying, time wastage and decrease in face-to-face communication, it is essential for undergraduates to follow the proper social media etiquette online. ” 5
  • 7. The incontrovertible conclusion can therefore be drawn that undergraduates would be able to take the responsibility of managing their social media accounts as long as they follow the etiquette for using social media applications. After understanding the definition and the classification of social media, undergraduates need to ensure that they have posted positive personal information, showed respect to other users, and generate valuable content on social media. On the contrary, undergraduates may face negative impacts including the distraction of social media, time wastage and decrease in face-to-face communication caused by the inappropriate use of social media. Moreover, undergraduates should be aware of different aspects of social media etiquette while using different types of social media. Specifically, undergraduates should emphasize on online communication etiquette while using social media networking sites, cooperative etiquette while using collaborative sites and sharing etiquette while using broadcast applications. Also, it must be noted that these etiquette are not mutually exclusive. In other words, undergraduates may apply all these etiquettes at the same time but they need to focus on different aspects when using different types of social media. On the whole, undergraduates would be able to manage social media well as long as they follow the suggested etiquette of using social media. Blogger, G. (2012). Negative effects of social networking sites for students. Retrieved from http://performancing.com/negative-effects-of-socialnetworking-sites-for-students/ Boyd, D.M. & Ellison, N.B. (2007). Social network sites: definition, history and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated communication, 13 (1), 210-230. Datta, L. (2010). Comparing collaboration and social networks. Retrieved from http://allcollaboration.com/home/2009/12/21/comparingcollaboration-and-social-networks.html DeAngelis, R. (2013). 123753 social media bandwagon, Retrieved November 10, 2013 from: http://ableinnovationsblog.com/?attachment_id=2763 Free speech: Benefit or liability?. (2010). Student Journal for Media literacy Education, 1 (1), 5. Galloway, L. (business coach). Tips for social media success, Retrieved November 2, 2013 from: http://mombizcoach.com/social-mediasuccess#.UnUR0dKS3IV Kaplan, A. M. & Haenlein, M. (2010). Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of social media. Business Horizons, 53 6264. Pollock, M. (2013). Social media in undergraduate research. Retrieved from http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/undergraduate_research/soc ial_media.html#copyright Social media and learning (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cdtl.nus.edu.sg/ufm/technology/55.html Social media etiquette for college students. (2010). Retrieved from http://educationportal.com/articles/Social_Media_Etiquette_for_College_Stud ents.html Social media harassment. (2010). Student Journal for Media literacy Education, 1 (1), 7. Social media marketing. (n.d.) Retrieved from: http://oberhauser.com/social-media-marketing/ Purcell, K., Rainie, L., Heaps, A., Buchanan, J., Friedrich, L., Jacklin, A., . . . Zickuhr, K. (2012). How teens do research in the digital world (Research Report). Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/StudentResearch.aspx Pring, C. (2012). 216 social media and Internet statistics, Retrieved from: http://thesocialskinny.com/216-social-media-and-internet-statisticsseptember-2012/ Overbey, D. (2012). 5 social media etiquette rules emily post would approve of, Retrieved from: http://www.verticalresponse.com/blog/5social-media-etiquette-rules-emily-post-would-approve-of/ Wang, Q., Chen, W., & Liang, Y. (2011). The Effects of Social Media on College Students. Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. 6
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