This is mine and Rebecca Carr’s Final Project submission. We have created a Pinterest account which focuses on Social Media and Digital Etiquette. This account introduces an easy and accessible way to learn and use proper digital etiquette.
Here is the link: http://www.pinterest.com/Mediaetiquette/
Digital Etiquette is becoming increasingly more important as the internet population grows. High school students need to learn how to become adults who can contribute effectively in society and put their best foot forward at all times, and this includes online. The way you communicate online can affect relationships, education, and job opportunities.
We curated an account on Pinterest, and created four boards with distinct purposes and pins relating to that purpose. They are:
Digital Etiquette for Business – This board is comprised of pins that relate to social media and digital etiquette for businesses. What is the difference between a business account and a private account? Is different language necessary? How do you use social media to effectively reach your target audience? This is the board where you can find those answers!
Personal Digital Etiquette – This board is all about your personal accounts and what you should or shouldn’t do on them. This ranges from language to privacy settings to who will see what! Even if it’s only your private Facebook account there are still many considerations – after all, you don’t want to lose a friend just because of your language!
Digital Etiquette for Youth – This board has pins that are all aimed toward young people and teaching them all about digital etiquette. Does digital etiquette have different standards depending on age? Find out!
Professional Digital Etiquette – This board is similar to our Personal Digital Etiquette board, in the fact that it is regarding your personal accounts. However, this board has pins that are aimed toward how to use your personal account in a professional setting. Is it okay to ‘friend’ your boss on Facebook? Can you tweet about work? Hopefully this board will answer those questions!
Although the majority of our audience of high school students probably do not run businesses or have children this information is still very helpful in understanding the larger, overall, picture of social media and digital etiquette. It will also help them in the future – if they develop a strong sense of what it takes to politely run social media for business now they are already one step ahead of the game! Some of them may be mentors, older siblings, or babysitters, so knowing how social media and digital etiquette affect children and youth could be very important and relevant to them!