This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity of presenting to some new college students about social media safety. Internet safety prior to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. was really about protecting yourself from those who would do you harm. While that is still very important, your future and reputation are now at risk – more than ever. You can see my presentation slide deck on slideshare.net.
I’m not sure how well the presentation was received. If we all remember our first day on campus, we felt a little out of place and nervous. But the research experience was really valuable for me. If anything, it reinforced in me, the need to ‘Think Before You Post‘
Here are some of the key points of my presentation:
we all have to protect our personal brand online
your social media presence is an extension of your personal brand
social media has blurred the lines between personal and professional comments and offline and online lives