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A Good Time to Check Your Social Media Privacy Settings


Over at the New York Times “Bits” blog, Nick Bilton reminds us that we should review “who has access to [our] social accounts” from time to time. Services like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn often invite us to link certain services to our accounts, for reasons that vary from making it easier to update multiple accounts at once to being able to authenticate our identity for a third-party service. It’s all too easy to forget just how many of those third-party services have been granted a…

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A Sincere Question About LinkedIn

I have a sincere question about LinkedIn, the professional social networking site. Do any of you ProfHacker readers find it to be useful? If so, how? (Okay, that’s two questions…) In her post titled “Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics,” Miriam Posner recommends creating a LinkedIn account (and also mentions Academia.edu). What’s been your experience?

I ask because the only time I log in is when someone requests a connection with me. Other than that, I don’t seem to have a reason …

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Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics

This is a guest post by Miriam Posner (@miriamkp and miriamposner.com), Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Emory University’s Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC); Stewart Varner (@stewartvarner), Digital Scholarship Coordinator at DiSC; and ProfHacker’s own Brian Croxall (@briancroxall and briancroxall.net), who also works with DiSC. This post is an extended recap of a recentĀ DiSC workshop on creating a web presence. You can watch a video of the whole workshop at the Internet Archive. Fin…