#SMCEDU Chat Wrap Up May 2, 2011
This Monday I hosted the weekly SMC EDU chat on Twitter about the online attitude of college students. Many people participated and provided strong opinions about the topic.
Most seem to agree that the online attitude of the majority of college students is reckless and too personal. We talked about ways to encourage students to clean up their profiles and statuses and provide professional attitudes. Also, we talked about how the average student views social media as a place to socialize rather than a place to produce professional content.
Most participants agreed that some risky photos that include alcohol are acceptable if there is a variety of other pictures that include family, friends, and other hobbies. Others question if maybe employers who are hiring fresh out of college should not be so strict and leave a student’s personal life out of it. In addition, almost everyone agreed that students should view themselves as a brand and work hard throughout college to build their brand to be respectful.
We had over 100 tweets on Monday under the #smcedu hashtag and about 10 active participants in our chat. I would like to thank those who contributed on Monday and I hope to hear more great views about social media education in future weekly chats.