These 21st-century updates to classic paintings reveal the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets in our lives and how ridiculous we all look today.
As a teacher, I believe it’s my job to warn kids about the dangers of being online
All that time you spent creeping on your friends and social media profiles is about to pay off. Here’s how to find information to ace every step of the application process.
Getting ready to graduate? Check out this article for some ideas on how social media is increasingly informing employers’ decisions. It also talks about how using social media is a valuable job skill.
"A 2012 study showed that more than one-third of employers (37%) now use social networks to screen potential job candidates. This means many companies are now making hiring decisions based on what peoples’ online personas say about them.”
Top tips for media professionals: think before you tweet, manage your LinkedIn privacy settings and above all else, be polite
It doesn’t matter if you have the perfect job and have no plans of leaving — consistent networking and personal branding efforts ensure you’ll stay on the top of your network’s members’ minds and be viewed as an authority in your field.
“Your personal brand is a chance to define yourself before someone else does. If you participate in any social media networks, you already have an online reputation. Take charge of that reputation before it takes charge of you.”
This is why we need things like our new blog, Frostburg SAID, and why we’re looking to students to help us grow this area of learning!
"The manner in which we engage, share, promote, and present ourselves online has become a major facet in many of our lives. No longer seen as being separate from ‘real life,’ an individual’s digital identity is intricately connected to their overall identity." – Eric Stoller, student affairs professional
Welcome to Frostburg SAID (“Students Assessing Identity Development”), a blog devoted to sharing ideas and resources about digital identity development.
What the heck is “digital identity development”?
Well, digital identity development focuses on how we express ourselves and interact with each other online through social media, through things like cyberbullying, personal branding, privacy, copyright, unplugging and balancing the personal with the professional. At one point or another, we’ve all witnessed something goofy happening online, or done it ourselves. And we are discovering new ways to present ourselves digitally, every day. The goal of this blog is to invite Frostburg students and educators to learn more from each other about how to be our best selves digitally and elsewhere, through thoughtful conversations, discussions and by building an inventory of knowledge about how social media shapes our lives. In the spirit of this idea, SAID stands for “Students Assessing Identity Development.” With the launch of this Tumblr, we’re putting out a call to action to invite Frostburg students to take a leadership role in how this knowledge grows. Have you read or seen something that relates to digital identity development? Share it here so we can grow these resources. Take a sense of ownership in your online identity and how you choose to share yourself with the world around you.