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

The Difference Between a College Student’s DIGITAL and ONLINE Identity (And Why We’re Getting it Wrong)

As you probably know at this point, my research involves college students and how they construct a sense of self in digital and social media spaces.  In conducting this research, I’ve encountered the term “digital identity” frequently.  I’ve used it, and some of my doctoral student colleague friends have written about it (including Paul Eaton, Josie Ahlquist, and Ed Cabellon).  What I haven’t often found is a clear consensus on what “digital identity” means in a student affairs or college student educator context.  As I’ve furthered my own research, being perfectly clear on this concept (at least… Read More