Social media can be great. However the majority of us were born before any platforms like Snapchat and Twitter, were invented. So how and at what age do we teach children the appropriate and ethical way to behave online? And do adults even understand these ideas of privacy themselves? (Greenwald, 2014). This is a question troubling many educators as … Continue reading How ethical can children’s use of social media be if they don’t even understand the word ethics?
The topic of online identity is one I found really interesting! When I thought about creating an authentic professional profile, I perhaps naively assumed this meant having an update to date LinkedIn profile for employers to peruse at their leisure. I had a discussion with Emily on her blog about how surprised we both were … Continue reading Topic 3 Reflection
On the surface these two seem completely disconnected, but think of it this way - you have around 10 seconds to impress a recruiter, no longer than the max snapchat (Nyman, 2014). This appears to be a problem with professional profiles in the internet age, the ease of finding applicants and as such, the difficulty of standing out. So … Continue reading What do Snapchat and applying to jobs have in common?
Reflecting back on the topic of Identities, I have learnt a lot. To be honest it was an area I thought I was quite well informed about as my dissertation is based around self identity and Instagram. However researching and writing this blog post has allowed me to think more in-depth about my own online … Continue reading Topic 2 – Reflection