For this week's blog post, I decided to re-create my previous presentation in a more digital form, using Prezi. I was not familiar with Prezi, but this project is all about changing the way we communicate, so I decided to branch out. You can find my presentatiion by clicking on the image below. I'm still trying to nail down and adjust exactly what I want to say, so any and all feedback will be much appreciated!
I realized that my original presentation didn't include much of a personal aspect; however, I'm learning that Prezi isn't the best way to present copious amounts of text. I've decided to include a personal anecdote in this blog post as a way of getting feedback.
I currently work as an editor/ proofreader for a church-run youth summer program, and in my line of work I frequently see applications and resumes and the like. While I myself am not responsible for hiring decisions, some of my coworkers help in that process by reviewing the social media profiles of the applicants. It's been an interesting experience to see the types of things that will get candidates removed from the hiring pool. When my coworkers are evaluating the online presence of the applicants, they look at they way these individuals present themselves, and ask if they want that person to represent the program. Something as simple as swearing in a tweet, or re-blogging an inappropriate joke on tumblr, or posting a questionable picture on facebook can completely destroy the applicant's chances of being hired--and why? Because we know that individuals can represent a whole group, and we don't want to take down the credibility of the organization. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, we don't want the youth participating in the program to find their summer-camp leaders on social media and see a bad example. As unfair as it may seem, we have to define the character of the applicants based on their digital footprint.