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Smart Talk: Social media etiquette

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 13, 2014 6:49 AM

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

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Social media has revolutionized how we communicate.  As often happens with any major change, the impacts have been both positive and negative.

When it comes to professional and personal advancement, social media is one of today’s most powerful tools it allows us to create and broadcast online profiles of ourselves, our achievements, and our skills to potential employers, making the job-searching process much easier than in the past. However, when used improperly, social media can be detrimental to our careers and lives.

Wednesday’s Smart Talk will focus on how to regulate one’s presence on the Internet. We will discuss appropriate social media etiquette, examine guidelines for personal branding and networking, and look at how to best succeed at job searching on the web.

Joining us in the studio to talk about the “do’s” and “don’ts” of social media, from Franklin & Marshall College, will be Kathy Babb, Senior Student Development Advisor, and Beth Throne, Associate Vice President of Student and Post-Graduate Development.

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From Franklin & Marshall College: Kathy Babb, Senior Student Development Advisor, and Beth Throne, Associate Vice President of Student and Post-Graduate Development

We'll also hear from Penn State assistant football coach Herb Hand, who recently said the Nittany Lions stopped recruiting a highly regarded high school player after viewing his social media posts.

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Comments: 4

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-08-13 08:40

    Sam emails:

    If you have a fake twitter account how can employers find it?
    How do you clean up your online presence?

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-08-13 08:41

    Joe from Lancaster emails:

    I was wondering what social media platform employers utilize most to hire? Do they utilize these methods when they recruit? How do people use these?

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-08-13 08:41

    Marty emails:

    I habitually remove all of my Facebook comments, likes, and postings within about 48 hours… I do not belong to any Facebook groups, and I never post pictures… also, I have learned that Facebook is all about “sound bites” and it is virtually impossible to engage in any meaningful discourse…

  • jjones img 2014-08-13 09:00

    Why - even those giving advice on this show - do so many say "there's" (meaning "there is") when they should be saying "there are?" They wouldn't say "...there is so many..." would they?

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