#CampusChat Recap and Takeaway Tweets for 5-28 with Social Assurity

This week’s #CampusChat with @socialassurity (Alan Katzman) was a huge success. So much so, we were actually trending! In case you missed some tweets or were unable to attend, here’s a recap of Alan’s Q&A, along with the best takeaway tweets from #CampusChat on Storify. Q1 What’s an online presence? A1 The searchable and discoverable elements of your online activities whether personal or professional A1 What one chooses to publish about themselves when posting to social media reflects upon their character A1 Your online presence is like an indelible reflecting pool where people will look to learn more about you Q2 What are the most popular social media used by the college-bound, parents and colleges? A2 College-bound students are on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, YouTube and messaging apps A2 Parents are on the Big 3: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. While many like Pinterest, Google+ and Reddit A2 Colleges are mainly on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Some now use Snapchat and Vine Q3 What are some unintended consequences of social media activity? A3 Sophomoric, edgy posts intended to gain likes, followers & shares, create a record antithetical to college admissions A3 What surprises many teens is realizing how far removed their social media persona is from who they truly are A3 Using hashtags and keywords that attract the attention of colleges and staff. Very much a double edged sword Q4 How long does a digital foot print last and can it be changed? A4 Safe to assume all online postings are permanent and discoverable by anyone with an interest in finding you A4 Digital footprints are indelible but can evolve and transform over time. A4 Students can counter older posts by showcasing their activities, interests and academic successes Q5 How may a good online presence help the college-bound? A5 Many colleges are now proactively searching social media to identify and recruit talented students A5 Many students turned down by elite colleges “are indistinguishable from those who get in.” Enter social media A5 A balanced social media presence uses words and images to stand out from other well-qualified applicants. Q6 How may an online presence hurt the college-bound? A6 Social media provides a window to assess the applicant’s transparency, credibility, maturity, genuineness and likeability A6 Hateful, violent and aggressive speech even if just song lyrics may pose a perceived threat to campus safety. A6 Contradictions between info on social media and what’s presented on the college application. #Credibility Q7 What is the parent role regarding their child’s online presence? A7 Parents should ask not what their teens are doing online but rather what they are not doing...

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#CampusChat Takeaway Tweets: Dealing with College Admission Decisions
Apr02

#CampusChat Takeaway Tweets: Dealing with College Admission Decisions

– Fun tweets & great advice from #CampusChat!

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat: How to be a Perfect Job Seeker

[View the story “#CamusChat Transcript: How to be a Perfect Job Seeker” on Storify]

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat: What are You Reading?
Feb10

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat: What are You Reading?

There were 16 book recommendations for parents of college-bound teens during the 40th CampusChat on Twitter last night. The Takeaway Tweets below reference the titles and the complete transcript contains additional commentary. My favorite takeaway tweet was not a book recommendation but a reminder from #CampusChat regular, educator, and sage, Akil Bello:   @akilbello Reading is for those without TV #campuschat   Save 75% on college textbooks – fast shipping, largest selection of...

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