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  • Good Afternoon! My name is Sarah and this is Roxanne. We are future librarians and we will be teaching you how to manage your online identity.
  • Please join with the person next to you to analyze the about scenario. On class website please click on the 1st link. Please do not hit submit yet."Declining this invitation obviously isn't a very smart idea, but you can remove your digital dirt before accepting the connection." Rutledge [Patrice-Anne Rutledge, a social networking expert and author of "The Truth About Profiting from Social Networking."] suggests that, if your profile is viewable to the entire company or city network, the boss may have already seen it, so a speedy clean-up is in your best interest. 1) There are benefits to being a friend on Facebook with your boss such as finding related interests and a social network within the work environment would be beneficial. 2) What about past posts? Or wall posts? You can control how you act on Facebook but you can not control your friends. 3) We will show you how to change your privacy setting to be limited to specific audiences.Citing: CareerBuilder.com 2009, By Anthony Balderramahttp://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/01/28/cb.facebook.boss.friend/index.html
  • Every time you go online and write a blog, make a post on Facebook or comment on a friend's post, upload a photo to Picassa or Flicker, write an email, or purchase a book from Barnes and Noble.com you are leaving pieces of yourself behind. Your "likes", dislikes, preferences, and sensitive information (credit card information, etc) are being collected. This information may be collected by stealth (via cookies or tracking software) or willingly submitted. Disabling your internet connection and destroying your computer is not enough. If you have contact with another individual you run the risk of that individual uploading "pieces" of you.The internet, and Social Networking Sites are powerful tools that allow for research, networking, and staying connected with friends and family. Like any tool they need to be used correctly. We'd like to help you to use Facebook more effectively.For this presentation, we will forgo discussing Online Identity Theft. Instead, we have elected to explore Online Identity in terms of managing your "brand".  We will also discuss interpersonal issues that can arise when using Social Networking Sites like Facebook.Source(s):Wegner, Graham. "Identity/You/Me/Them/Us." http://gwegner.edublogs.org/2007/03/11/identityyoumethemus/ (accessed September 25, 2011).
  • "The public expression and projection of an individuals identity, personality, values, skills and abilities." Everything you post, these little traces of yourself you leave behind, influence the world's perception of you."You are in control to build your own brand, so how do you want people—potentialemployers, search committees, colleagues, reviewers, relatives, friends, your mother—to perceive you?"Source(s):Biba, Erin. "Facebook: Personal Branding Made Easy." Wired. 19 July, 2011. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/friendship_limits/ (accessed September 25, 2011).Farkas, Meredith. "Your Virtual Brand." American Libraries 41, no. 3 (March 2010): 28. Accessed online from Academic Search Premier.Markgren, Susanne. "Ten Simple Steps to Create and Manage your Online Identity: How to Use Portfolios and Profiles." College and Research News 72, no. 1 (January 2011): 31-35.Image:http://www.blogging4jobs.com/social-media/when-your-personal-brand-outshines-the-corporate-brand In order to effectively manage your online identity/"personal brand"...get to know your privacy settings.  Segue into Facebook Privacy settings demo (PPT #4)? PPT#3 comes first...thinking about transition...this makes for an odd transition.A second way to manage your online identity: One of the most frequently used tools to monitor your name is "Google Me on the Web" 
  • "The line between personal and professional no longer exists." Its best to acknowledge that you will not be able to "keep two separate online identities for personal and professional purposes" Source(s):Markgren, Susanne. "Ten Simple Steps to Create and Manage your Online Identity: How to Use Portfolios and Profiles." College and Research News 72, no. 1 (January 2011): 31-35.
  • "In 2009, Microsoft commissioned a studyto examine attitudes about data privacy, and discovered that 79 percent of human resources recruiters in the United Statesreport researching job candidate behavior online during the recruitment process. Recruiters are looking for more than Google hits; in addition to searching social mediasites like Facebook, about one third of recruiters surveyed mentioned researchingcandidates through online forums, virtual world sites, (e.g., SecondLife), and onlinegaming sites." Source(s):  Magnuson, Lauren. "Promoting privacy." College & Research Libraries News 72, no. 3 (March 2011): 137-140. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 20, 2011).
  • Poorly managing your brand/online idenity can lead to professional consequences.Take for instance: Connor Mcilvenna who was fired from his carpentry job after making statements in support of the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot on Facebook. June 17, 2011. (CTV) CITE FOR PHOTO
  • Professionals (doctors, nurses, and lawyers)FOR CITING: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/oakwood-hospital-employee-fired-for-facebook-posting-20100730-wpmsUpdated: Friday, 30 Jul 2010, 7:10 PM EDTPublished : Friday, 30 Jul 2010, 7:10 PM EDTWatch video/article and quote her…
  • Read article…about Florida teacher."because the incident created serious problems at the school that impeded the functioning of the building."--Theodore Best, Board of Education President  "postings were intended to be read only by friends to whom she granted access."..."The suspension occurred after a Charlotte television news station did a search on the social networking site for people who identified themselves as staff members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools."  Source(s): "1st-Grade Teacher Suspended for 'Derogatory' Facebook Posts About Her Students." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/02/1st-grade-teacher-suspended-facebook-posts_n_843982.html (accessed September 14, 2011).  Schaffhauser, Diane. "Suspended Teacher in Facebook Incident Ignites Debate: Should Online Privacy for Educators Exist?"http://thejournal.com/articles/2008/11/19/suspended-teacher-in-facebook-incident-ignites-debate-should-online-privacy-for-educators-exist.aspx (accessed September 20, 2011).Starnes, Todd. "Flordia Teacher Suspended for Anti-Gay Marriage Posts on Personal Facebook Page." http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/19/florida-teacher-suspended-for-anti-gay-marriage-post-on-personal-facebook/#ixzz1ZZn6nvBf (accerssed September 28, 2011).
  • In order to effectively manage your online identity/"personal brand"...get to know your privacy settings.I have used my personal Facebook as a guiding tool for editing your privacy settings. My Facebook might be like many of yours; I began using it in my Freshman year of college and it has documented my social life since the age of 18.Log into your Facebook account and open the Google tab.
  • Control Privacy Settings: General1) On the RIGHT hand side drop down…  (blue bar; downward facing arrow)
  • Click on privacy settings.
  • Control your default privacy settings by selecting one of several options: public, friends, or custom. If you select public, your Facebook will be on the public search.
  • Click on Edit Settings to the right of How You Connect.
  • - You have the ability to decide who can access your profile, send you friend requests and messages, post on your wall or view your posts. - Chose the settings that best fit your needs. - When you are finished go ahead and click "done." 
  • Tags are used for photographs and posts. You have more control over them than you think.
  • We are going to explore PROFILE REVIEW for controlling what is posted and tagged on your profile.
  • Decide whether you want to review tags before they go on your page. If you decide to turn on profile review, you will have to ability to control what tags people post of you on your profile. It will post to your wall, and if you hit the check (accept) it will be visible for others to see. If you deny (x) it will not be kept on your profile. Select an option for now, you can always go back and change it.
  • Click on Edit Settings to the right of Apps and Websites- Did you know you were connected to websites, games and apps Facebook has partnered with?
  • Click on EDIT SETTINGS for Instant Personalization.
  • Did you know Facebook is giving your information to other websites they have partnered with? Why?They feel it will make for a better experience for the user of the websites. It may for some people. It is up to you to decide for yourself. For me, I did not want these websites knowing about me and sharing my information when a friend searches the site. Bing boasts allowing you to see what your friends like and Yelp wants your friends on Facebook to help you decide where to eat. You must decide if you want your friends to know this information about you. If you decide you want to enable the setting…
  • This box pops up. I am not sure what the rumors are, and they have not explained what they are, but we must ask ourselves WHY they are so eager to give these websites out information. I clicked CONFIRM.
  • It will take you back to the Apps, Games and Website page. Here we will discuss those apps that have been automatically added to your Facebook. Before disabling the Instant Personalization we wanted to show youHOW they became attached.
  • My first time on this website and they recognized my Facebook and added it to their website.
  • As you can see Clicker is now added to my Facebook. Click on EDIT SETTINGS to take you to the main App edit page.
  • I clicked on Bing edit settings. Here you can see what information they share with the websites. Basic information includes name, profile pictures, networks, friends, and other info you have made private. If you would like you can click LEARN MORE to read why they give the information. Take a few minutes to decide what apps you want on your profile. You might want o keep some, remove others. Know once you remove an app you it will not be added again automatically. You must authorize it. Go back to your privacy settings from the downward facing arrow. You will have to open the apps, websites and games setting.
  • Go back to your homepage, by clicking on Home.
  • Scroll your mouse over LISTS and MORE should come up on the right of Lists. Click on more.
  • Now take a look while I demonstrate how to limit the visibility on your posts. Here I started a post and I would like to change who would can see it.
  • I posted the status post and you can see, I am able to change the status after it has been posted. Control even after it is published.
  • Now we are going to learn how to control your photographs. Click on Photos on the right hand side of your profile page.
  • Pick an album from your photos, not ones that were tagged by other people.
  • I have selected the above album and will edit a photograph.
  • I have decided to hide this photo from Parents/Work. They will no longer be able to see this photo.
  • Click on a photo of you that was tagged by someone else.
  • This was tagged by my friend. As you can see there is not place to change visibility. You have to decide if you will allow the tag. If not, it will not be associated with your profile.
  • For those who have profiles, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Sign into Dashboard.” You should be prompted to sign-in again.As of this point, everyone should be in Dashboard. Set up a search for your dataThis is where we will create an alert for your name, specific email address, or other information that you feel is important.  It will notify you when something new has been published on the web (be it from a friends blog, a photograph, or an article).How to manage your online identity has information on steps you can take to controling your identity.  They include searching your name, creating a Google profile, and using Me on the Web.How to remove unwanted content is not as easy as it looks. You may report directly to google if the following items are on a webpage: Your social security or government ID numberYour bank account or credit card numberAn image of your handwritten signatureYour first and last name or the name of your business appearing on an adult content site that's spamming Google's search results.Otherwise you must contact the webhost directly and ask for removal.  If it is a Google webpage you can contact them   
  • 7. How often would you like to be notified? As it happens?  8. You will see a little box in the middle of the screen.  If you click on THIS TOOL you will be taken to a page monitored by Google.  There you will be able to select what contents you want removed from a Google site only.  All other sites the simply are shown in a Google search are not controlled by Google. ALSO, it is recommended that people create a Google Profile.  While initially this seemed like a ploy by Google to use their platforms, it is because when others search your name on Google it will appear first in the search.  It is a way to control your online brand.  
  • “Me, Myself, and the internet” study wanted to know how married couples perceive the use of the internet within their relationships; expectations of each others online activities and what is considered taboo. Many of these expectations in relationships are assumed to be shared by the other partner. "Netiquette is... (unspoken and spoken) rules about acceptable and unacceptable online activities." - p.919 CITE:Helsper, Ellen J., and Monica T. Whitty. "Netiquette within married couples: Agreement about acceptable online behavior and surveillance between partners." Computers in Human Behavior 26, no. 5 (September 2010): 916-926. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 17, 2011)
  • Manage Your Online Identity

    1. 1. Managing your <br />ONLINE IDENTITY…<br />Sarah & Roxanne<br />
    2. 2. Begin by Opening 4 Tabs…<br />http://onlineclass.moonfruit.com/<br />Google Search Engine<br />Login into Facebook<br />Login into Google Account<br />
    3. 3. How would you react to this?<br />“My boss at work asked me if I would accept him as a ‘friend’ on Facebook. I did not want to do that since I want to keep my private life separate from my work. But then I felt I could not refuse him since he is my boss. And now I feel embarrassed that he is reading the things that I put on Facebook but that I would otherwise never tell him. I feel uncomfortable that he can see pictures of me in my bathing suit that I had uploaded after my holiday in Mexico.”<br />Van Manen, Max. "The Pedagogy of Momus Technologies: Facebook, Privacy, and Online Intimacy." Qualitative Health Research 20, no. 8 (August 2010): 1026. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 26, 2011).<br />
    4. 4. What IS your online identity?<br />
    5. 5. How do you control your brand?<br />Branding: “the public expression and projection of an individual's identity, personality, values, skills and abilities."<br />
    6. 6. The line between personal and professional no longer exists...<br />"For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online."<br />                                          <br />          <br />  - Anthony Weiner (News conference in New York, Monday, June 6, 2011.)<br />Class survey, September 18th - September 21st 2011<br />
    7. 7. Facebook & the Job Market<br />
    8. 8. Facebook & Your Job<br />Once you get a job, you must be careful.<br /> <br />Personal Facebook postings can affect your employers reputation and your career.<br /> <br /> <br />
    9. 9. Oakwood Hospital Employee Fired for Facebook Postings<br />Cheryl James<br />
    10. 10. Teachers Fired Over Facebook Posts<br /> <br /> <br />"I’m watching the news, eating dinner when the story about New York okaying same-sex unions came on and I almost threw up. And now they showed two guys kissing after their announcement. If they want to call it a union, go ahead. But don’t insult a man and woman’s marriage by throwing it in the same cesspool of whatever. God will not be mocked. When did this sin become acceptable."<br />                                   - Dora, Florida Public School Teacher <br />"I feel like a "warden for future criminals"<br />                                  - Patterson, NJ 1st-Grade Teacher<br />"I am teaching in the most ghetto school in Charlotte."<br />                                  - Thomasboro Elementary School Teacher<br />
    11. 11. Navigating the Wild World of Facebook Privacy<br />The Guide to Controlling Your Privacy<br />
    12. 12. What do people SEE?<br />1. Search yourself on Google using the name you most commonly go by. Also, search yourself using your Facebook name if different.<br />2. Does your Facebook page show in the search results?<br />        If YES, click on your page and explore what<br />        can be viewed in the "Public" sphere.<br />
    13. 13. First Steps to Controlling Your Privacy<br />
    14. 14. Pull down the tab and click on PRIVACY SETTINGS<br />
    15. 15. Control Your Default Privacy Settings<br />
    16. 16. How You Connect<br />
    17. 17. Control who has access to YOU<br />
    18. 18. How Tags Work <br />
    19. 19. You have more control over tags than you think<br />
    20. 20. Review tags before they go on your page<br />
    21. 21. Apps and Websites<br />
    22. 22. Return to Apps and Websites Homepage<br />
    23. 23. Do You Want Instant Personalization?<br />
    24. 24. What are false rumors?Thoughts?<br />
    25. 25. Apps that are attached to Sarah’s Profile<br />
    26. 26. How do websites become attached to our Facebook profiles?<br />
    27. 27. Clicker.com is now attached<br />
    28. 28. Did you know you were connected to sites?<br />
    29. 29. You control your audience and can decide who to block<br />
    30. 30. Return to Your Homepage<br />
    31. 31. Lists and How to Use Them<br />Lists and How to Use Them<br />
    32. 32. Create a group of people<br />
    33. 33. Wall Posting & Viewing Control<br />
    34. 34. CUSTOM, decide viewing for specific lists or people<br />
    35. 35. CUSTOM Setting Selected<br />
    36. 36. Control past-post settings<br />
    37. 37. Photos and Privacy<br />
    38. 38. Look at non-tagged photos<br />
    39. 39. Sarah’s Albums<br />
    40. 40. You control access to your pics<br />
    41. 41. Select a person or list to hide photos from<br />
    42. 42. Some photos can be shared with everyone on your “friend” list<br />
    43. 43. Edit access to entire albums<br />
    44. 44. Tagged photos are more difficult to keep private<br />
    45. 45. Either you must un-tag yourself, or allow friends to control the privacy<br />
    46. 46. Google “Me on the Web”<br />
    47. 47. Log into your Google Account<br />
    48. 48. View data stored<br />
    49. 49. Sign into Your Dashboard<br />
    50. 50. How often…<br />If you want information removed from a Google page, return to the Dashboard and click on How to remove unwanted content.<br />
    51. 51. Social Networks & Relationships<br />
    52. 52. What are your thoughts on Netiquette? <br />Netiquette is... (unspoken and spoken) rules about acceptable and unacceptable online activities.Please participate in a class survey.<br />
    53. 53. Netiquette: Internet Use & Specific Activities<br />Helsper, Ellen J., and Monica T. Whitty. "Netiquette within Married Couples: Agreement About Acceptable Online Behavior and Surveillance Between Partners." Computers in Human Behavior 26, no. 5 (September 2010): 921. <br /> <br />
    54. 54. Netiquette: Monitoring<br />Helsper, Ellen J., and Monica T. Whitty. "Netiquette within Married Couples: Agreement About Acceptable Online Behavior and Surveillance Between Partners." Computers in Human Behavior 26, no. 5 (September 2010): 923.<br />
    55. 55. Our Class Survey<br />Let’s view how our class feels about relationship netiquette…<br />    <br />
    56. 56. Final Thoughts…<br />Effectively Manage Your Online Identity <br />    1. Know your privacy settings<br />    2. Monitor your name<br />    3. Clean-up problem areas<br />    4. Always use netiquette<br />"Be mindful of your online existence and treat it with respect." <br />
    57. 57. Thank you for your time!<br />Thank you for your time and attention!<br />

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