Objective: The Library Presentation entitled, "Your Digital Lives" has been created to help students to gain a better understanding of their own digital life and how ones digital life shapes the world that we live in. The interactive presentation will give students a chance to look at their individual digital profile and hear examples of problems resulting from sharing too much information online. We will explore the multi-million business of selling social media iinformation and conclude t by looking at ways to utilize social media so that it can be an effective tool to become a better student.
1. What is your Digital Life?
A discussion of what is a digital life.
- Professional Profiles – created and what can be found about you online?
- Personal Profiles – Facebook, likes, opinions, Pinterest, etc… Twitter
- Examples – Professor’s job offer withdrawn after Twitter rants (article)
- What happens to digital life after death?
Interactive Test: Students will search for themselves on Google.
Your Digital Dossier
- Public Records
- It is permanent
- What happens when you die?
2, What’s Your Social Personality?
- How does your personality impact your online behavior?
- Microsoft has created a video to address this question. Students will watch the video and take the social personality quiz.
Interactive Test: Students will take Microsoft’s social personality quiz !
3. The Dangers of a Digital Life
We will view a number of short videos on sexting, the impact of FB posts of jobs, etc. We will review Ally and Brittney's story found at:
We will also discuss actual cases where people were fired due to FB as discussed in this article.
4. Our Digital Lives in The Digital World
Information on how our digital lives affect marketing and advertising campaigns, product development, etc. We will review statistics on how the information that you post is for sale and generates money according to RDC (Regulatory Data Corp) and watch the following video clip from Ted.com:
5. Making the Digital World Work for you.
We will investigate ways to use the digital world to become a better and more organized student. Students will take a test to determine their digital personality and select curation tools that match your work habits. More information including the test can be found at:
Interactive test: Finding your digital personality and using it effectively