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Social Media Tools Managing Your Digital Identity Social Media is all about PEOPLE Do you own your own name? Does Your Email Address look like one of these? Do you own your own home?

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social media tools

Social Media Tools

Managing Your Digital Identity

do you own your own name
Do you own your own name?
  • Does Your Email Address look like one of these?
do you own your own home
Do you own your own home?
  • Do you have a website … with a real domain?
  • Can you update your website when YOU want?
  • Are you running website analytics?
what s your handle
What’s your handle?

Why Important?

Findability – most social media sites are being indexed – user names and user profiles are showing up.

your professional personality
Your Professional Personality
  • Where should you show off your professional personality?
  • Ablog (your own or a group blog)
    • Recommended:
    • Try “mini-blogging”: tumblr or posterous
  • Flickr [or Picasa]
your professional profile
Your Professional Profile
  • Where should you have a professional profile?
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
    • Really, Facebook? Maybe – use the “group friends” and privacy settings!
monitoring your buzz
Monitoring Your Buzz

How do you find out what people are saying about you?

  • Set up Google Alerts for your and your business name
  • Set up search feeds (RSS feeds)
    • Your name and business name
    • Links to your website
    • Links to other profiles
  • Monitor these searches using tools like an RSS reader (e.g. Google Reader) or a personal homepage (e.g. MyYahoo, iGoogle, or NetVibes)
  • Kathy E Gill, @kegill,
  • Creative Commons – share and share alike, non commercial attribution