Social Media at the Work Place


Guiding Question 2

How can one become more literate (i.e., read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically) using social media (i.e.,creating and exchanging user-generated content) to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, collaborate, and detect “crap” (critical consumption) when he/she is online?

This week, Team 8-Stray Cats focused on the topic of social media in the work place. Explore with us as we journey through the world of online social media networking and how employers and employees use social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, etc. Using various methods of research collection and developing our creativity using numerous technological skills. These skills will instill a personal development through enrichment and help people succeed in their academic or professional endeavors.


How do employers use the social media to screen potential employees – By Selena Goles

A growing trend in the business world today is to use the internet search engines and social networking sites to screen job applicants.  Employees are often responsible for the actions of their employees and want to know as much as possible about their employees before investing time and money to incorporate them into their business. “Nearly 50% of resumes contain factual errors,” (Snell) it’s understandable why employers are cautious. Additional, employee theft and fraud cases cost the U.S. Retail business more than $50 billion annually. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 1.2 million to 2 million incidents of work place violence occur each year. Therefore, the increase for extensive background checks have become a necessity for employers to perform on potential employees. Although it is important for companies to know who they are hiring, it’s unethical to rely on information found on the internet.

Social Media As Pre-Employment Screening

Selena’s Reference List

When is it appropriate to use social media at work? Can it be used with or without consent? By Michael Victorino

So just “What is Social Media”? It’s basically an instrument of social communication through internet interaction. Here you’ll learn the “Good”, The Bad” and “The Ugly” facts about using social media at the work place and the consequences that could occur due to such actions.

Working with social Media


SOCIAL MEDIA  ..Private OR Personal ?? Its a lot more  than it sounds . You have to be ready for the GOOD & BAD that comes with being ”Socially Literate”!  The benefits can enrich your life OR reduce you tears if something goes wrong . Here are my thoughts ..


Guiding Question #2

This week team Omniscient 4U will be  discussing how someone could become more literate with the use of social media. We will give examples and reasons how participating and using social media can benefit people. Also we will discuss how employers might use social media to grow their business and recruit potential clients/ employees. This will show users how their personal use of social media could help land them a good job or give a bad impression.

Darrell Delmundo

Here is the link to my artifact I put together in powerpoint answering my subtopic and question, How does one become more literate by participating in social media? Social media as i see it, is a tool that can be used by individuals or businesses to expand their consumer market or make beneficial networking connections.

Guiding Question 2

Kurt Kaleikini: What kind of information does the use of social media provide employers?

The Use of Social Media by Employers

The use of social media by employers is prevalent in the 21st century. In addition, it is imperative that the users of social networking in relation to their education, employment, and personal lives follow the recommend code of ethics [Tips] when using any social network. Also, the importance of protecting sensitive information in regards to pictures, comments, and personal business should be protected to the extent of avoiding any and all kinds of embarrassing situations that could end up in the unaware user of social media to suffer consequences, such as loss of love, work, and friends. Anyway, a PowerPoint presentation has been created to inform the casual and unaware with the use of social media by employers and what the individual user of social media can expect if they are irresponsible or responsible when using the social media networks they desire to use as their tool of communication.


Kate Galloway Here is my presentation on legit useful social medias. History of the Internet

We hope that everyone was able to understand the importance in social media. Know how to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, and collaborate while using social media and the possibilities are endless. Not only could it make a good impression on a dream job but it could keep you out of trouble as well. The more you use the social media, the more aware you are of those around  you. As a business you could grow your recognition through networking and advertising all through social media.

Team artifact: Guiding question 2

This week topic is about being more literate using the social media. We discuss the ways to the ways to participate in social media so that we could be more literate. We also introduce different types of social media like skype and facebook that we can make use of. In addition, we include the ways to detect crap on social media. Please check on the followings if you want to be more literate!

  1. Jacobe:

How does a “new” computer user begin to actively participate in a social media environment?
It may be difficult for a new computer user to just jump onto the internet and try to communicate with others. My focus this week was to create a PowerPoint to reflect the different ways new computer users can participate in social networking environments and to communicate with others around the internet.

Please click on the following link :




  1. Terra:
Literate means to be able to read and write of a person; is there such thing as too much reading and writing? Is there a difference between media literacy and media education? 

My artifact states that there are many ways people are communicating with; One which is Social Media, is not only used for personal, but also used to do business, and for pleasure. I like to use it to keep in touch with family and friends whom I don’t see very often. Social Media as I stated not only allows you to be in contact but to also learn and teach in many different ways. You Tube for example teaches many of us a lot of different things. So as far as Social Media comes across us, there is absolutely no limitation to where we can’t become more literate. Please check out the following file:


GQ 2 (1)

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  1. Ka Man:
How to become critical thinker through Social media?

My artifact talks about the ways to become more literate through social media by training our critical thinking skills. I think critical thinking is an essential when using social media. We have to be aware that the social media provided by many people could be mistaken and wrong sometimes. Through social media, we get access to many information and this is a great platform for us to practise critical thinking skills and we should definitely do that because it can be tricky when we use social media be more literate. I include a table to show the step-by-step thinking process using the Microsoft Word.


critical thinking through social media



Questions and Critical thinking


From the substantial information above, about how to become more literate by using Social Media, you should understand that its basically based on what you research and take the time to grasp the information needed or available. To become literate is to be able to read and write as a person, but is there any such thing as too much reading and writing. For me reading and writing will only build your brain and expand your knowledge more. So there is never too much Social Media to where enough is never enough.

Team CES – Artifact 2: Social Media

Week 5 – Team Cutting Edge Support is back again answering yet another question with MS Powerpoint slides and a MS Word document. The question for week 5:  How can one become more literate using social media to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, collaborate, and detect “crap” when he/she is online?

Atsuko provides a Powerpoint presentation on how we can use social media sites to participate with the online community. Gina utilizes Powerpoint to show how we can use professional social media networking sites to advertise and promote business. Kiara uses a Word document to describe how network awareness aids in detecting unnecessary material and to find trustworthy information. Lastly, Richard uses Powerpoint to show us how we can use social media to collaborate with others online.

Our team has provided the basic knowledge along with visual presentations for our audience to enjoy. Please view our short summaries and artifacts by clicking the links below.

How can we use social media to participate in public and express what they believe in? Atsuko Hamano

Three Rules of Engagement

  • Discrose

•Be transparent

•Be truthful

•Be yourself


  • Protect

•Don’t tell secrets

•Don’t slam the competition

•Don’t overshare


  • Use Common Sense

•Add value

• Keep it cool

How to create your FaceBook account.
How to create your Twitter account.

Link to Atsuko’s Artifact

Using Social Media to collaborate online.  Richard Laparejo

  • Benefits of using social media
  • Types of collaborative social media
  • Building reputation
  • Communicating
  • Sharing information and documents
  • Sharing and presenting

Link to Richard’s Artifact
How can network awareness increase your chances of improving your reading and critical thinking skills while online? Kiara Pascual

  • What is network awareness?
  • What is social media?
  • What kinds of social networks will we come across?
  • Use trustworthy sites, follow trustworthy people.
  • Different social media sites we can use to engage with others for ideas –
    • Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook
  • Using to view a sites traffic, contact information and reputation (to increase network awareness)

Link to Kiara’s Artifact
How do you build a professional reputation through social media? Gina Ho

  • Use various social media networking sites to promote, advertise, and share up-to-date information
  • How to utilize social media networking sites to promote, advertise, and share up-to-date information on your business
    • A Few Key Tips:
      • Know Your Audience
      • Keep Personal Profiles Separate From Professional Profiles
      • Keep a Professional Appearance and Keep Content Appropriate
      • Reach Out and Get Involved with Other Related Businesses-Get Your Name Out There!
      • Consider Advertisement if it is Feasible
      • Consider using Social Media Tool Sites To Assist in Managing Your Sites
      • Remember Time is Money, While Networking Can Be Free Remember Your Time Is Costing You Money!

Link to Gina’s Artifact

Team CES strives to provide resources that are easy to understand. We are positive that you will be able to operate and manage social media sites. Please use the information to create networks with others, to find lost relatives or even build a good reputation for prospective employers to look at. We hope you enjoyed this weeks update! Please provide us with feedback and we will get back to you.



Team Cutting Edge Support


Social Dilemmas in Social Networking


“How can one become more literate using social media to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, collaborate, and detect “crap” when he/she is online?”

When we as users all start out on new ventures, and new sites we are all a bit confused about what there is to do with each site, what we can accomplish, and especially how we can use the site.  In social networking, there is no difference in the matter.  In contrast, Social Networking has additional questions to include:

  1. The user must first ask him/herself, how do I go on a social networking site, and not feel overwhelmed by the program?  What type of things do I want to do on the site?  By: Ikaika Anderson
    1. For a new individual learning the basics of a computer, and then the basics of a networking site, the task of accomplishing the basics can seem to be overwhelming.  However in the end, there are always methods to help people learn and understand the individual uses, functions, and the atmosphere of what surrounds them in the site itself.  With these guidelines and aides people who are starting out learning new sites and new endeavors can easily ease the overwhelming feeling of being dropped into the middle of a hurricane that is the internet and networking sites.
  2. He/she has to ask him/herself, is this social networking site credible and does he/she have a specific purpose for what he or she is researching on?  By: Brooke-lynn Navarro
    1. Each task that we come across has a specific goal in mind.  So too, with Social Networking do we have specific goals to accomplish with specific types of sites.  Teachers understand the growing use of the Internet and Social Networking sites, and use these sites as a teaching ground as well as a means to keep their students interested in the topic that they are taught.   Social networking helps kids by pushing them not only in writing and reading, but it helps them pay attention to the important stuff when it comes to social networking such as:  audience, quality of research and copyright laws.  They are not only doing homework online, they are also having discussions with other students about their work.  It challenges the mind  of the  modern student with a new type of  homework with social network.   THe student also has to have a purpose or a certain objective to research  in a certain  search engine.  But also students have to keep a “critical eye” when it comes to research to figure out which is a credible site and the purpose for researching on the website:  Does the author  of the website have expertise in the field of this website?   Students  could go to this website, which will give them a critical eye to : ..
  3. How will the individual know which social media network to join or use if he/she has a specific purpose? Which one will be right for them to use and learn about?  By: Stephanie Mendiola
    1. For an individual to develop network awareness they need to know the basics of any social network they come across. Why sign up for one, what’s the purpose, why use it, how will it help you. Examples would be Blogger, Facebook, and YouTube. Blogger is for a daily online journal, mainly for journalists, authors, or anyone who likes to record their everyday thoughts. Facebook is basically for interaction with friends and family, meeting new people, and also businesses to post new updates of their company. YouTube’s purpose is for the public to watch videos posted up by others and an easier way to share videos by a click of a link to that video.

Team Artifact: GQ #2

Digital Destroyers each took on their own question in order to answer this weeks guiding question, which was:

How can one become more literate (i.e., read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically) using social media (i.e.,creating and exchanging user-generated content) to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, collaborate, and detect “crap” (critical consumption) when he/she is online?


1. What is an effective social media site that can help others share information on and to learn more information from??
By: Rebecca Perrin

There are hundreds of online social networks now days. Since almost everyone goes on the internet or owns their own profiles on different networks, I think that it should be easier for people to collaborate, become more literate, study, learn more and to even detect “crap.” Attached to this post is a powerpoint on the social media site that I believe can help people become more literate the most.



Fantastic Four Team Artifact 2

How can one become more literate (i.e., read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically) using social media (i.e., creating and exchanging user-generated content) to pay attention, develop network awareness, participate, collaborate, and detect “crap” (critical consumption) when he/she is online?

Even after the internet bubble burst in the year 2000, it was quite common to hear, “You can find anything on the internet.” Now, with the advent of social media networks, i.e Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, it may be just as correct to say “you can post anything on the internet.” Yes, with social media, the internet is more interactive than ever. Individually, and collectively, citizens are more able to politically participate and effectively collaborate on local and national scales. The flood of user-generated content, however, warrants careful consumption, as not all information bears the same significance, but overall, social media is definitely an ocean worth exploring.

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Click on links below to view individual artifacts:

Angus Ind Artifact GQ2 Final

J.Sanchez – GQ2 Individual Artifact

Elynch individual artifact 2

If, by now, you’re still not a big fan of social media, you may be passing up on a great opportunity to interact with the online community. Have no fear, though, as most social media networks are open 24/7, so it’s never too late to join the party. See you online!



Sample Team Artifact Post

How does one research online to uncover relevant, credible information, when searching online leads everyone in the same direction and to the same websites? How can one use research to dig and search for the truth on the Internet?

Short introduction here on how the team addressed the Guiding Question (include guiding question) with their artifacts in making sense of the entire Guiding Question. Sum up everyone’s contributions.

1. How do you find and interpret credible research information using Google search?

By: Tommy Technology

Google is one of the most widely used search engines. The common saying these days is, “Just Google it.” What does that mean? It means you can find anything – answers to all your questions using the Google search engine, But how do you find and interpret credible research information from your online search? In the file below, I’ve included a list of the top 10 ways to research and find credible information using the Google search engine, including additional information and examples.

Top 10 Ways to Research and Find Credible Information Using Google (.docx)


2. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

3. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

4. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.


Short conclusion. Ask for comments.