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Reflection on Topic 5

This topic discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Open Access and what they influence. It was something I was aware of but never really fully understood what it meant. Ā  Not having open access is a something that impacts education and scientific sectors and sometimes, prohibits how quickly and how much information gets supplied to both. The problem being due to paywalls and not having enough funding to pay for all of the journals. Continue reading →

Topic 5: Open Access

Open access is scientific and technological information that is open for the world to read, access, and build on. They are split into two components: free to read meaning there’s no pay wall, and free to re-use meaning users who have access to the information are able to use new tools to build on top and conduct further research.Ā Journals have long changed from publishing findings through printing and the process of getting it checked over by several people. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 4

For this topic, I picked online privacy as theĀ ethical issueĀ to discuss when it comes to businesses using social media for recruiting. I found this topic to be particularly interestingĀ and enjoyed researching into it. Before, I never considered how much it could be an invasion of privacy when it came to recruiters screening your online profiles and how far they should really be allowed to go. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 3

One thing I discover whilst researching this topic is how important having a good professional online profile is. A way to establish yourself online is through LinkedIn: something I talk in depth about in my blog. LinkedIn isnā€™t something I have but havenā€™t properly set up to ā€œcompletionā€ which I should really do as Iā€™m applying for placements and itā€™s a good site for recruiters to look at. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Authenticity Online

InĀ the last topic, I wrote about online identity and how what you post can damage your reputation online and the chances of finding a job from a digital footprintĀ that gets left behind. This weekā€™s topic links very well, and I will be discussing how you are able to create an authentic online professional profile. During a seminar last year for my Digital Age module, we discussed online security and were asked to Google ourselves and check to see what results were shown. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 2

For Topic 2, we were asked to write about online identity, and theĀ arguments about having more than one. Initially, I wasnā€™t aware it was even possible to have multipleĀ but after research I was becoming more swayed to the argument of for having more than one multiple identity. This subjective view was reflected on my blog, and left my discussion on against with barely any argument – as a few comments pointed out. Continue reading →

Topic 2: Online Identity

We are always told we should be careful what we post online and what we allow people to see because of potential employers who are likely to search your name. So in order to present yourself and maintain a good reputation online.Ā Being able to control your privacy settings permits you to control the way you present yourself to those employers. Forbes has an article on how your online reputation can damage your chances of finding a job and how you can screen it. Continue reading →

Reflections on Topic 1

When I first selected Living and Working on the Web as a module, I didnā€™t anticipate how hard it would initially be to write that first blog. This was because of my lack of experience in writing a blog and from never having really read/followed one. But after posting myĀ first blog, I felt a relief and confidence about the next few weeks. Topic 1 was about digital ā€˜residentsā€™ and ā€˜visitorsā€™ which intrigued me because they were not familiar terms. Continue reading →

Topic 1: Digital ā€˜Residentsā€™ and ā€˜Visitorsā€™

The main concept of digital ā€˜residentsā€™ and ā€˜visitorsā€™ were to categorise web users into how they utilised and accessed the web. Prenskyā€™s (2001) theories believed that students growing up in the new technological age were the digital ā€˜residentsā€™. The rest who were left to learn new skills became the ā€˜visitorsā€™, these users had to adapt to technologies replacing traditional systems. Continue reading →