Queen's University

Managing your online reputation

2010-03-19

Last week, a survey by market researchers at OpinionMatters reported that “35 per cent of under-25s don’t care about what information about themselves they post online. And just over one third regret doing so and wish this data—such as personal information and pictures—could be erased.”
And the Associated Press recently reported on a new trend whereby “photos of mullets, leotards return to haunt online”—a clue that Gen Xers are busy digging around in their snapshot boxes and busting out the digital scanner to develop their socnet profiles.
Queen’s Film & Media Professor Sidney Eve Matrix can discuss steps you can take to manage your online reputation, including putting up more accurate information about yourself on facebook, twitter, blogger, digg and linkedin.
Professor Matrix is also available to discuss how inappropriate photos can negatively affect job prospects and university or college admissions, how the ease of sharing photos means they can be nearly impossible to get rid of once posted, and the new wave of Facebook applications that help you tag your friends in photos and status updates.
To arrange an interview please contact Jeff Drake, 613-533-2877, jeff.drake@queensu.ca, Queen's News and Media Services.

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