Tag Archive for ‘college’
Thousands of high school graduates are headed off to college in the weeks ahead. Congratulations to all the new collegians, and good luck! Is your teenager working toward attending the college of their dreams? It turns out, getting good grades is only part of the admissions process. Nowadays, your child’s online reputation can be a factor [...]
We all know a teenager or two who blogs and maybe even vlogs (video blogging) because online journals are great ways for teens and kids to engage in self-expression. There are many positive benefits of blogging which include identity building, improved writing and communication skills, and more. Over half of all blogs on the Internet [...]
Public safety officials at the University of Iowa issued a strong warning to students today about a male suspect who is posing as a talent agent for United Talent Agency and contacts students (mainly females) through Facebook. Using the aliases “Trent Brungard” and “Trenton Brungard,” the suspect first requests personal information from the women for [...]
Four New York University students have teamed up to build what they call Diaspora, a Facebook alternative that will put users in control of their own personal information. To date, they have received $100,000 for their endeavor via fundraising efforts. The foursome of programmers (including Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Ilya Zhitomirskiy and Raphael Sofaer) plan [...]
No surprise here. Researchers at the University Of Maryland recently conducted a study of 200 college students who were asked to quit using all forms of media for 24 hours. Many of the students showed computer addiction symptoms with various signs of withdrawal, including anxiety, cravings and the inability to concentrate. The biggest complaint made [...]
With the increase of coworkers and employers connecting on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, protecting one’s online reputation has become a real challenge. In many cases, employers see blog rants written by disgruntled employees who are unhappy at their jobs. This creates trust issues and can even lead to disciplinary action by the employer. [...]
Child Safety is only part of the equation for parents. Online Reputation Management is also critical.