During class this week we were asked to put our names into google to see what we could find. When I put my name into google I wasn’t too surprised to not find much about myself in the top results. When I was younger my parents often didn’t let me have social media accounts when all of my friends had these accounts. I often felt a little jealous that my friends were allowed to have these accounts and I wasn’t. When I got older I never had any interest in getting these accounts. I guess if someone was trying to look me up I’d be one of those people others would think something was up. I often thought about how I wanted to become a teacher and often thought about how it would be best to stay off of social media but in taking this #edtc300 I now realize that, that is not the case. Since starting this class I have being trying to build a positive online presence for myself but I now realize this will take some time.
When I put my name into google it tried to get me to auto correct it to “Rebecca Romney”. Just putting my name into google there was nothing that came up on the first page. When I put “Rebecca Roney Moose Jaw” into google somethings came up on the first page but they were from several years ago.
I don’t have a Facebook account so I can’t find myself on there.
Twitter tried to correct me to “Rebecca Romney” as well and I was able to find my Instagram account even though I haven’t posted anything on their in probably two years.
When I put “Rebecca Roney Moose Jaw” into google I found a Prezi I created two years ago, my EDTC blog was the second result, and then I found newspaper articles from several years ago, as well as my twitter.
Obviously when somebody looks up my name I would want my twitter and blog to be the top results. If somebody was to look me up today they wouldn’t find much about me. I realize that it will take awhile to build my digital identify but I believe that work is worth it!
This weeks readings made me realize that our lives our changing and how our phone and social media are playing a large role in our lives but sometimes don’t tell the whole truth. I would want to share professional growth and development on my social media and try to avoid sharing too much personal information.