Social media is defined as online communities where people communicate and share information and content. Popular examples of social media sites include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. According to an Angus Reid poll, about 89% of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 use social media at least occasionally. This module will review some considerations you should make when using social media.
✓ Think carefully before you post. Anything you share online can last a long time, even after you delete it. Don't post anything you may regret later.
✓ Check your privacy settings. Your content may be visible to more people than you realize. Check out our Privacy page for information on how to control access to your content.
✓ Make a good first impression. Social media isn't just used by family and friends. Many employers are starting to use social media to screen job applicants. Keep this in mind when deciding what to post.
✓ Consider your health. Use of social media can have an impact on our mental, emotional and physical health.
Social Media and Relationships
Social Media and Job Searching
Check out this video by Snagajob from 2015.
Digital footprints | Michelle Sadrena Pledger | TEDxHollywood
Check out this TED Talk from Michelle Clark in 2014.
One Bad Tweet
Fired Because of Social Media
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