Topic 4: Corporate Social Media & the Dark Side of the Web

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? Well, the technologies utilised by businesses within social media might mean that you really are being watched. Substantial ethical issues are raised as a result, predominantly regarding privacy; social media may not be the safe haven many believe it to be. The Bright Side: It … More Topic 4: Corporate Social Media & the Dark Side of the Web

Topic 3: Reflection

As part of this topic, I have learnt that creating and managing professional, authentic online identities is far from easy. A great deal of time and effort is needed to maintain high-quality profiles (Nyman, 2014b). From conversations with staff from the University’s ILIaD department, I discovered an alternative platform on which to create an authentic … More Topic 3: Reflection

Topic 3: Professional Profiles

Why create a professional online profile? The video below provides a neat summary of how creating a professional online identity, through a ‘personal brand’, can be beneficial (see 3:14-3:47). (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25217962) How can I create such a profile? There are many ways to create a professional online identity. However, considering that LinkedIn is the primary social … More Topic 3: Professional Profiles

Topic 2: Reflection

Topic 2 really got me thinking. While I often contemplate the identity I wish to portray to an online audience, I do not believe I devote sufficient attention to the broader picture. Until this point, I have not reflected on the identities I have created and whether these have an overall net negative or positive … More Topic 2: Reflection