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    • Let’s Hang Out on the Web: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Social Networks
    • Our Agenda
      • What is Social Networking?
      • Find Your Site
      • Dos and Don’ts of Social Networking
      • 10 Ways to Stay Safe in an Online Social Network
      • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
      • Questions
    • Social Networking
      • What is it?
      • Benefits to Business, Professional and Personal areas
        • Creating new business opportunities
        • Finding job opportunities
        • Reconnecting and connecting with friends and colleagues
        • Connecting with others with similar interests
    • Sites to Consider
      • Linked In ( www.linkedin.com ) – General best for Professional Networking.
      • Facebook ( www.facebook.com ) – Very popular (…and being taken over by boomers): General.
      • My Space ( www.myspace.com ): General.
      • Hi5 ( http://hi5.com/ ): General. Popular in Angola, Portugal, Cyprus, Romania, Thailand, Central Africa and Latin America.
      • Tagged ( http://www.tagged.com/ ): General
      • Academia.edu ( http://www.academia.edu/ ) – Academic Networking
      • Classmates ( www.classmates.com ): School, college, work and the military
      • Reunion ( www.reunion.com ): School, college, work and the military
      • Twitter ( www.twitter.com ): Micro-blogging, RSS, updates
      • Tribe.net ( www.tribe.net ): General*
      • ….and more . ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites )
    • 10 Ways to Stay Safe
      • Monitor suspicious activity/links
      • Remove friends as appropriate
      • Keep your wall clean (those like facebook and myspace)
      • If the site has a chat feature, turn it off
      • Change your password often
    • 10 Ways to Stay Safe
      • Never share your password
      • Hide your year of birth
      • Keep your information private
      • Adjust your privacy settings
      • Protect your mobile devices
    • Keeping Our Kids Safe
      • Ask the following questions:
        • Who Can See Your Child’s Profile Information?
        • Who Can See Your Child’s Photos?
        • Who Can See Your Child’s Personal Information?
        • Who Can Find Your Child’s Profile?
        • How Can People Contact Your Child?
    • A few added layers…
      • Secure Passwords:
        • Make it difficult to figure out
        • Don’t place it on a note on the back of your keyboard or in your desk drawer
        • A good password is:
          • 8 characters long
          • Has no personal information
          • Does not use real words
          • Mixes upper and lower case characters and numbers
          • Something you change regularly (every 30 to 60 days)
      • Firewalls
      • Virus Protection
      • Browser Updates
      • Operating System Updates
      • Application Software Updates
      • Run your anti-virus scan and other security software regularly (weekly or more) to catch the bad things before they make your computer “sick” or lose your identity.
    • Question anything odd…
      • Scams:
        • Phishing is where the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking emails appearing to come from a your bank, government, paypal, BestBuy, IRS, etc. in an effort to get you to give them your personal and financial information.
        • Pharming is another scam where they get you to go to a website that looks like the real deal but isn’t, they then trick you into entering your information with the goal of stealing your identity and financial information.
      • Social engineering…the bad stuff.
    • Dos and Don’ts – In General
      • Do update your profile regularly
      • Do join groups...selectively
      • Do go on the offensive
      • Don't badmouth your current or previous employer
      • Don't mention your job search if you're still employed
      • Don't forget others can see your friends
      • Don’t post pictures of your partying
      • Don’t post pictures of you in you birthday suit
    • … Most of all, have fun!
      • Social Networking is for everyone.
      • According to Time Magazine, Facebook is quickly becoming the place for middle-aged old fogies (yep, I R 1, 2) – Baby Boomers and Millenials – to connect.
    • Questions.
    • Contact Information
      • Richard G. Bush, Ph. D.
      • Lawrence Technological University
      • [email_address]
      • 248-204-3078