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Topic 5 Reflective Summary

I think this topic has been a great way to round of the module. I decided that I would try something completely different presentation-wise, and create a web page using WiX. I really enjoyed the process and have learnt some new skills in the process. I found this video at the start of the topic and decided to share it on Twitter.  As you can see, Jack Andraka replied to the tweet and also recommended the Open Access Button – which I subsequently used in the content of my web page. Continue reading →

Open Access

via photo pin This week I have decided to do something very different, by creating my very own WiX web page! You can visit the page here. Photo credit: <a href=””>Gideon Burton</a> via <a href=””>photopin</a&gt; <a href=” Continue reading →

Topic 4 Reflective Summary

Following on from my successful interaction with an industry professional during Topic 3, I wanted to share an interesting article I’d found at the start of the topic, about Twitter Ethics in PR, as much of what is said is applicable to other fields. Also, because the vast majority of our interaction with course co-ordinators and course mates happens on Twitter, I thought it was apt to share something on the platform, about the ethics of its use. Continue reading →

“Twethics” – A Blur Between Professional & Personal?

“Twethics” or ‘Twitter ethics’ is widely discussed and debated on the social networking platform in both professional and personal ways. It is important to note that the ethics of many other online social networks in business should be considered for a well-rounded professional online profile – for more general reading on this topic, see this article from the Institute of Business Ethics). Continue reading →

Topic 3 Reflective Summary

I have enjoyed reading the variety of approaches taken by UOSM2033 students for this week – it has allowed me to broaden my knowledge of this topic quite a bit. It has been interesting to see the structure of everyone’s blog posts change (not only regarding the content of the text itself but also the creativity in their presentation (see Anna’s effective use of prezi in her blog post, for example). Continue reading →

Developing Your Online Professional Profile

Increasingly the case for online employability is being brought forward and we need to take notice. Social media gives both candidates and employers the chance to be more active in their job hunt (Holmes, 2012) The use of certain social networks, like Twitter for example, did not emerge immediately as obvious professional environment – Twitter is said to be emerging as one of the best social networks used by companies to recruit new employees (Le Viet, 2014). Continue reading →

Topic 2 Reflective Summary

The most interesting part of this topic for me has been the differences in opinion on having multiple identities. Ultimately, I think that how you control your online identity/identities depends on what you are trying to achieve. This may also relate back to Topic 1, depending on whether you are acting as a resident or a visitor at that particular time. Continue reading →

Multiple Online Identities (Topic 2)

There’s no question that online identities are rapidly changing but is it for the better? Digital identity is important because it is a part of how we are perceived by others (Costa & Torres, 2011). The question is, as internet users, do our social network pages, browsing history etc. together form one digital identity or are they separate? And does this depend on the access someone has to your individual identities. Continue reading →

Topic 1 Reflective Summary

The past two weeks have been a massive learning curve for me, considering that I had never personally blogged or interacted with others through blogging before. I feel that the reading was very useful in understanding the relatively new concepts of digital ‘residents’ and ‘visitors’. However, I definitely learnt far more through interacting with the other UOSM2033 bloggers and responding to their comments on my own blog. Continue reading →

Digital Visitors vs. Digital Residents (Topic 1)

The concepts of digital ‘visitors’ and digital ‘residents’ to classify today’s internet users. Copyright © 2014 – News Feeds, Online News. The previous ideas of digital native vs. digital immigrant proposed by Prensky (2001) are now outdated (which is not surprising considering how much of the technology used in 2001 is also outdated). Consequently, these definitions have been adapted to relate to the online activity of today. Continue reading →