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Saturday Night Wisdom: The Birthday Edition

Today is officially my one-year anniversary writing this blog! Woo hoo!! Click here to read my first blog post. This is a good time to reflect on my goals and what I have accomplished since establishing this blog. When I first started Afterglow, I had three main goals: To improve my writing skills. To increase … Continue reading

Facebook Fired

You would think that by now people may have a better understanding of the power of social media. Wrong. Not only is Facebook still a place to talk to friends, it is also a place to be evaluated by your current or future employer and unfortunately for Denise Helms, her employer Cold Stone Creamery was … Continue reading

What does social networking mean to you?

                    Per a recent post by Bill Dorman (see here), I was inspired to explore my own thoughts about social networking and its function in my professional, academic and personal life. With respect to my professional and academic careers, it is mandatory that I have a … Continue reading

LinkedIn Workshop Debrief – Part I

Social Media + Online Presence Workshop: LinkedIn View more presentations from Kine_Camara Almost two weeks ago now, I facilitated a Social Media and Online Presence Workshop focusing on LinkedIn along side co-coordinator and WWU student Teila Evans (see her guest blog post here). It was a great experience and I wanted to share some top … Continue reading

May I Have Your Password?

This past March, Facebook released this post, which announced the increase of employers asking potential employees to reveal their Facebook passwords and login information during an interview. Facebook Chief Privacy Officer, Erin Egan, advised Facebook users to protect their login information and not to give it so freely under these conditions. For some fields, specifically … Continue reading

Is my Twitter Handle a Good Fit?

After reading Andrew Clinkman’s post, Underscores in Ye Old Twitter Handle, I was inspired to elaborate on my experience choosing a Twitter handle. There are a ton of articles that give guidelines on how to choose a Twitter handle like Twitter Handles Dos and Don’t’s,  so I will not get into those details, but the … Continue reading

Think your Facebook profile is really private?

A student in my Professional Communication 318 class shared the experience of going to a job interview in which the interviewer asked her to log on to Facebook and show her page. It surprised me that the future employer would go to such lengths, but I took it as a valuable warning. For college students, … Continue reading