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What does the Internet Say About You? Creating Your Academic Digital Identity

Information on developing a professional web presence, including social media, academic social networks, digital identifiers, and copyright considerations.

Social Media as an Academic

  1. Keep it curated, current, and consistent.
  2. Manage your privacy settings.
  3. Be constructive and collaborative.
  4. Plan how you will use different sites or whther you will use one at all.
  5. Don’t overcommit.
  6. Don’t do it because you think you have to.
  7. Be careful about what you share (data, unpublished results, proprietary information or anything embarrassing). 

 

Resources

What Job Seekers, Employees and Employers Need to Know About Social Media (University of Dayton School of Law) - Social media is a pervasive force for employees and employers. It is part of everyday interaction in the workplace, and people must be mindful about what they post. Employers have to consider social media’s role when it comes to employees and the company’s brand. Responsible social media use requires awareness by both parties.