3 Quick Tips for Social Media Use during Spring Break 2011

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1. A Picture is Worth 1000 Words.

What story will your Spring Break photos tell about you when prospective employers check out your profile? While it is fun to to take lots of pictures to help remember those fun days at the beach and nights on the town, remember to use caution when posting these pictures online. Even if you delete them later, they can still show up in search results for quite some time.

2. Google (and thus EVERYONE else) Sees You Checking-In

Since Foursquare and other check-in applications are really popular right now, we might be tempted to check-in at all the fun, unique places we visit over Spring Break. After the fun’s over and it’s back to work, it might not be quite so fun explaining to future employers that you aren’t a severe alcoholic or binge drinker. He won’t believe you if you check-in to 10 bars in one night while on Spring Break. Before checking-in, think about whether or not you really want the whole world to know you were frequenting the venue you are at.

3. You Don’t Have to “Friend” Everyone

Just because you meet someone on the beach and they seem pretty nice doesn’t mean you should be Facebook friending them so they can see all of your private information. Think about whether or not you are really going to be friends with this person next week or next month. If so, the connection would be worthwhile, if not you probably don’t want to accept that friend request!

Here’s wishing everyone a fun, safe Spring Break!

~Beka~

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