Companies Suck Up Our Digital Information. Are We Adequately Preparing Students?

Create an account!  Sign in with your Amazon account!  Connect your Facebook account…. Twitter account… Google account… Every day we encounter websites that ask us to create or connect our digital accounts.  It is through these accounts that companies are able to provide “helpful” features, such as personalized discounts, detailed suggestions, and optimized experiences.  Sometimes these new features are very helpful, but there is a trade-off being made in providing this type of data about ourselves.  We lose our privacy, we become more susceptible to identity theft, and we risk losing control over… Read More

We All Have One. What Is Your Digital Stamp?

We all have one whether we want to or not.  One’s digital stamp, a term coined by Erik Qualman, is the sum total of everything about you in the digital domain.  One’s digital stamp, sometimes referred to as one’s digital identity, is a key concept that we all must be aware of when we interact online.  It is also a particularly salient concept for the rising generation of emerging adults.  So what is a digital stamp?  One’s digital stamp consists of three components:

Exciting Goings On: Being a Part of the ACPA Digital Task Force 2.0

  The following post originally appeared on the ACPA Digital Task Force Website.  I’m excited to announce that I will be a part of round 2 of this effort.  Specifically, I will be continuing my collaboration with Erik Qualman and others to develop educators guides and supplemental materials for the book to which we contributed, What Happens On Campus Stays On YouTube.  Find out more about this and some of the other exciting initiatives we have in store:

Available on Amazon Today! What Happens On Campus Stays On YouTube

Today is the day!  The “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube,” the book to which I am a contributing author, is available for shipping!  A great work geared towards college students that helps them understand their digital identity and the potentials and pitfalls of interacting online. You can order yours on Amazon now! Want a peek inside the book by Erik Qualman?  Take a look here:

Our NEW Book For College Students: “What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube” #excited

It’s been a loooooong time coming… and keeping quiet about it was incredibly difficult… but the time is here to FINALLY announce a new book collaboration between Erik Qualman, myself, Dr. Laura Pasquini, Courtney O’Connell and Jason Meriwether: What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube So what is this book about?  Many of you might already be familiar with Erik Qualman’s pulitzer-prize-nominated book, What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube.  This practical guide helps individuals navigate the complex issues involved in understanding and developing one’s digital reputation online.  With the advent of social media and other modern technological… Read More