Does the availability of social media become a problem when voicing individual opinions and judgments? How soon is too soon to turn initial emotions into comments, which could be both misguided and clouded with misinformed conclusions? Are users too quick to take a headline, cutline or photograph as evidence they’ve read an article?
Now is the time to start focusing on what you want to do as a career. There is nothing more important than personal branding according to Milena Regos, a marketing expert who held a talk about Personal Branding at 5:30 p.m. on March 27 at Sierra Nevada College.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” has been heavily discussed in every newspaper and political setting since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
By Jason Paladino
As spring semester 2012 waned and summer quickly approached, it became quite ordinary to find Savannah Hoover and I huddled around a computer in David Hall, coffee cups in hand, despite the sun having gone down. Electronic music or sometimes blues oldies resounded throughout the lab as a radius of snacks slowly grew around us. No, we were not feeding a destructive World of Warcraft addiction, nor were we eight episodes deep into Breaking Bad on Netflix. We were attempting to build the new Eagle’s Eye website, a task that would prove to be an arduous undertaking.
Living in Lake Tahoe, it’s not entirely unusual to meet people who don’t partake in social media. It’s not uncommon to know someone who does not have a Facebook or Twitter account, or even someone who doesn’t have a cell phone.That person might be you. In an age where technology is infiltrating every aspect of our daily lives, will it be possible for these people to stay disconnected?
For those who do utilize social media, it has become increasingly important to be aware of your online presence. Recently, employers have been using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to screen potential job applicants. In the article “How Companies use Facebook to Hire and Fire Employees” on Huffingtonpost.com it is said that 45% of employers use social media sites to look at potential hires. It’s a good reason to remove those pictures of you doing keg stands last summer from your profile, but could it be equally as damaging to have no online presence at all?