Final Blog Post!

Weeehooo this is my final blog post!

Within this site I have integrated my personal social media sites. Embedded into the riht side of the blog you will fine the “Social”tab. There I have click throught links to my FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pintrest.

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Below the Social tab I have also embedded a live twitter feed!!

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I am very glad to have completed my units for this semester, despite a concussion (my fault) and a broken ankle (also my fault)…I am very clumsy… but I am also finished my wordpress blog!!

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Useful Resources

Listed Below are some resources I found very useful when completing this unit!

Twitter:

Instagram:

Pintrest

Facebook:

Youtube:

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)

Wonderful Video! Check out Paris’ Library Blog

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Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) archives documentation, maps and audiovisual material for the State Government of Victoria. They currently store approximately 100 km of physical records dating back to the 1830s that are slowly being updated by volunteers through digitisation and conservation programs, easing access to their collection for the Victorian public. The video below explains the services available at PROV and how researchers can make the most of their studies.

Check out the PROVchannel on Youtube to see more information on how to access the public records online and for valuable discussions on the history of our state.

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Useful Resources

Listed Below are some resources I found very useful when completing this unit!

Twitter:

Instagram:

Pintrest

Facebook:

Youtube:

Social Media Tools

The State Library of Victoria are pro’s at Social Media…Maybe they are previous students? who knows! They are using all of the main social media platforms, with the exception of Pintrest, and using them very well. They are maintaining the very large following with high quality content that is relevant and interesting. They are using each social media site for its intended purpose.Facebook for long form posting and sharing articles, Twitter for short form and library updates,YouTube for Videos,Flickr for photo galleries and Instagram for Day to day images.

 

Copyright implications with regard to uploading material to social media.

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It is important for people to be aware that copyright still applies to digital materials uploadedto theinternet. As a rule of thumb, any digital material, written, image ect, taken from another person, or that is not yours, cant be uploaded onto the internet. You are exempt from this if you have gained the permission from the owner of said digital material. As you donot have the right to distribute other people’s works without their permission, in some cases, legal action can take place. Understanding the importance of copyright within social media is key in preventing copyright issue from occurring.

Linked below is a wonderful source outlining further the copyright implications with regard to uploading material to social media.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/12/08/copyright-social-media/

Social Media Etiquette

Surprisingly, I found it quite difficult to find credible information about social media etiquette. I found this paper that highlights some do’s and dont’s that are pretty great and also found a diagram that i will attach below that displays it in a fun way!

  1. ” Everything lives on the Internet indefinitely!
  2.  Do not speak on behalf of the employer unless authorised.
  3. Do not share confidential information about the employer.
  4. Any communication is public record, and could be revealed to a third party.
  5. Give credit to authorship.
  6. Be respectful of each person, as well as his/her opinion and right to express it.
  7. Respect other employees’ right to privacy.
  8. Do not conduct business communications through social media.
  9. Comply with all applicable laws , as well as copyright restrictions.
  10. When engaged in social media, you forfeit your right or expectation to privacy in any communication.

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Privacy on Social Media

Now that social media has become part of our day to day lives, its easy to forget that when we use these sites we are leaving a digital footprint which contains a lot of information. Accessing and using Social Media sites online pose certain dangers to our privacy. These footprints we leave behind, once they are on the web they are their for good.

Some simple steps to lower the risks involved are pretty easy to follow so listen up!

  1. Make sure that you read the sites terms and conditions as well as the privacy policy. I know, I know, the most common told lie in todays society is “Yes I Read the Terms and Conditions” and I am guilty of almost never doing it myself. It is very important to read these as they outline just that… the terms and conditions surrounding the content that you make on the site.
  2. Edit the privacy setting to suit your needs!
  3. Make sure to turn off location services. Most social media sites automatically upload your location when posting.
  4. Keep your passwords secure and try and use different password for each site.

These few simple steps are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online privacy. There are plenty of online resources that have plenty more information on online security, . I found the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner goes into a little more detail about the risks and what you can do if the worse does happen.