Posts in Social Media
Why You Should Care About Privacy

It all began with a bothering setting on Dropbox that syncs all of your photos into a "Camera Uploads" folder. I used it a long time ago only to find out how inconveniently useless it was. Well, today I started my computer and realized that over a hundred files had been synced to my account. What the hell? I said. I immediately went on to the settings to disable it. This troubled made me think how intrusive certain features and services can get and why, even though I used to conform to intrusive technology by saying "I have nothing to hide," I now want to take active steps to protect what I don't want to share with others.

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Do You Have an Online Tattoo?

I have never been a fan of tattoos, but an online one? Today, many online platforms have become online profiles we create as we move along, representations of who we are and what we do that permits us to reach people beyond our physical means. There is one personal such as Facebook, one more professional such as LinkedIn, one more informal such as Twitter, you name it. Even ePortfolio is a way to present yourself (and your academic work) to an online community of people. But in these days when people take into account whether you're on Instagram, Twitter, or any other social platform (because they take for granted that you're on Facebook already), one must stop and think what is its relevance and how they can affect us.

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4 Steps to Get You Started with Blogging

I started blogging a few months ago and one of the biggest challenges I've faced is being consistent. Sometimes I wake up with a great idea in mind for a post and immediately write it up for later edit. And other times I simply wake up straight to my daily work both at my job and school and slowly forget that I have a blog. That's why I've set up a plan to get to it on a consistent way and one which will help you too if you're in the same boat as me. Here we go.

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Because You're Smarter Than Google

In class, I talk to students about online behavior. What kinds of sites are reliable? What kinds are not? And how do we recognize them? This discussion is prompted by the "My Connections" page in their portfolios. This page highlights the online resources that students rely on when it comes to finding information relevant to their field of interest. Students post a wide range of sites from senior schools they may transfer to online journals to newspapers or other sources. 

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You Have A New Twitter Account! What's Next

The new year is here, resolutions are made and you probably want to kick this 2014 off by starting your new twitter account. You'll be amazed at how much you'll get within a few weeks. But once you have familiarized yourself with the twitter jargon and its basics, you can take a look at these tips in order to succeed with twitter and interact with people you probably don't even face in a day to day basis. Here are basic (and best) tips to actively engage and get the most out of this growing social media atmosphere:

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The Three Rules of Twitter

You may have heard the story of, both famous and now former PR, Justine Sacco and her unhappy tweet a few days ago. In light of everyone's sanity, I immediately started thinking about some must-follow rules on twitter, given that this social platform is quite more open and public than what your Facebook or other favorite social media tool can be. So, in hopes that we can learn from this experience, let me review some basic rules.

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