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Embrace the Snake: Taylor Swift and Reclaiming Your Online Narrative

Nowadays, news trends through hashtags instead of just sound-bites. It’s easier than ever to keep track of current events by checking out Twitter’s “Trends for you Sidebar.” The right hashtag can be educational, uniting people under causes and allowing people to track news about specific events or people Unfortunately, not all hashtags are created equal. […]

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4 Digital Soft Skills College Freshmen Need to Succeed

  Welcome to college, class of 2021! A time of excitement and anxiety, independence and responsibility, and more late night burrito runs than I’d like to admit. I remember the night before moved in: I didn’t sleep. I tossed and turned to the point that I made myself sick. Sick with the excitement and anxiety […]

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Social Media with Soul

Is social media ruining our society? Stealing playtime from youth, disrupting productivity at the workplace, giving a microphone to harmful users? Or are we just doing it wrong? What if social media had a bit more soul? Some have said social media is bad for your soul or even killing your soul. However, there are ways to […]

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#Hired: Digital Reputation Advice for the Class of 2017

Congrats to the class of 2017! Whether you are graduating with your bachelor’s degree, receiving your masters or even a high school diploma – the job market has changed since you started your program and how you can leverage social tools for your career advancement. This is a good thing!  This is the third year I’ve written […]

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Digital Wellness Toolkit for College Students

Technology is part of our lives – every single day. College-aged students have been found to spend upwards to half of their day online. So, the digital leadership education programs I provide to students include skills for healthy technology use. Last year I wrote a post called Cultivating Digital Wellness Skills in College Students, which included […]

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Uploading or Ignoring Social Media “Stories”

Social media has always been a storytelling tool. From blogging to vlogging to live-streaming – all digital content worth sharing. However, in the last few years, stories have taken on a literal meaning on major social media platforms. These story features are found on Snapchat, Instagram, and now even Facebook. Snapchat first branded “stories” into their […]

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Being a Chick in Cyberspace

As the end of Women’s History Month approaches, I am excited to share a blog post I wrote earlier this month at The Digital Leadership Network. I am a founder of this group, which is A collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and their influence […]

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