Posted on Dec 5, 2013
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I am going to speak to about ~90 or so ROTC cadets next week on the topic of "Online Identity Awareness for Cadets." &nbsp;I want to cover some of the basics -- be careful about UCMJ violations, be careful about certain political speech, think about OPSEC, etc. &nbsp;However, I don't want the whole thing to be "thou shalt nots." I also want to talk about how leaders can use social media to disseminate information, to get the pulse of their troops, to communicate with loved ones on deployment, etc. &nbsp;<div><br></div><div><div>I figured RallyPoint Nation was the best place to ask this question: &nbsp;What advice would you give to a huge room full of future 2LTs on the subject of online identity awareness? &nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>Any specific vignettes about social media (good, bad, or indifferent) from your time deployed, in garrison, in work-ups, or anywhere in between would be much appreciated...thanks in advance! &nbsp;Even if it's just your own experiences w/FB, Twitter, etc., or about how you use RallyPoint to look at duty stations or assignment possibilities, that would be awesome, too...</div></div>
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As Officers in the Military, they are representatives of the United States Government. They are the best advocates for themselves, the military and the US Government.<br>They Should:<br>#1 Be Professional, present a positive image at all times<br>#2 Be conscious of their online presence and its associated image/perception<br>#3 Social Media and Networking, do it<br>#4 Generate Content - Blogs allow opportunities for publishing personal opinion and professional content without waiting for a journal to pick up your article. Practice makes perfect. <br>#5 Be situationally aware; you're profiles/pages on AKO-S, AKO, RP, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, e-blog etc. represent different levels of exposure, content appropriate on one may not be appropriate for another.<br>#6 Showcase yourself- Lessons learned, professional readings, best practices<br>#7 invite constructive criticism- feedback is critical to development<br>#8 Good content will drown out bad - eventually<br>#9 Keep Professional and personal separate to the best of your ability<br>#10 unplug on a regular basis<br>
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http://blog.rallypoint.com/2013/12/your-social-media-profile-can-destroy.html?utm_source=Facebook&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_content=RP%20Blog%20-%20social%20media%20rules&amp;utm_campaign=RP%20Blog<br><br><div class="pta-link-card"><div class="pta-link-card-picture"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G3jDvgXl5dE/UqCac1beB2I/AAAAAAAAAg4/B_uopEhSDVk/s72-c/drunk+soldiers.JPG"></div><div class="pta-link-card-content"><div class="pta-link-card-title"><a target="_blank" href="http://blog.rallypoint.com/2013/12/your-social-media-profile-can-destroy.html?utm_source=Facebook">Your Social Media Profile Can Destroy Your Military Career | RallyPoint.com</a></div><div class="pta-link-card-description">The Pentagon is considering 'second chances' for social media indiscretions for some personnel.</div></div><div style="clear:both"></div><div class="pta-box-hide"><i class="icon-remove"></i></div></div>
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Hooah Chief Evans, thx much! &nbsp;Great sense of balance in those thoughts...
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As a TAC Officer, I have gone online and researched all of my OC's. &nbsp;It is amazing the things that they put online. &nbsp;I've always said that if you're mother would be embarrassed to see it, you shouldn't have it up.
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Bryan, thanks for the response. &nbsp;Lots of issues keep coming up in this realm, and the 'mother test' is a good rule of thumb that people ought to consider.
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It's a bit easier for my. Usually bringing these photos out for all to see is usually a 'one and done' fix.
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It's a bit easier for me. Usually bringing these photos out for all to see is usually a 'one and done' fix.
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Sir<div><br></div><div>1. Please disclose if you will be getting compensation for the lecture/seminar &nbsp;? Will you be representing your identity to ROTC cadets as a military officer or as co-founder of Meeimack Advisory Group ?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>2. Are you willing to give credits to the UGC( user generated content) IP from the members who may be willing to respond to your post ?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>V/r</div><div><br></div><div>
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Good questions, and I probably should have clarified some of that. I will not be receiving compensation for this seminar, but I will be there as a civilian, representing my business (I currently do many free seminars at colleges, schools, and senior centers...but will be monetizing this come 2014). &nbsp;<div><br></div><div>As far as what people respond with, the only compensation I could offer is my gratitude. &nbsp;I'm not sure how much of an Intellectual Property component there is to someone sharing a story about how social media was either helpful or harmful to some aspect of their military career. &nbsp;</div>
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