The Digital Beyond: An Introduction

by Maya S. Paveza on March 25, 2014

Our content partners, The Digital Beyond, shared this video which explains in simple terms what the “Digital Beyond” means to many.

What considerations are your giving to the digital footprint you leave?

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The Digital Natives are coming of age, but who is watching out for them?

Educational initiatives on the impact of online interactions over the lifespan of an individual are lagging behind the reality of the effects, for good reason. There is not enough data available to prove that the “red cup” photo at 21 may impact your job interview at 35.

Is your choice their choice? Impacting your childs digital identity

A 2012 Pew Internet study showed that Parents are online more often than non-Parents. This statistics would indicate that Parents are aware and concerned, but what are they doing online?

Many are actually “Oversharenting” by revealing details of the child’s life without the forethought to the potential long term implications of the sharing. This instinctive act of sharing is shaping and forming a portion of the child’s digital identity, impacting their digital footprint. The danger of this is great, the outcome is mostly unknown at this point.

As the “children” flock away from large social networks onto smaller ones, with “disappearing ink” profiles, they feel that their privacy and safety is protected. Parents may actually be driving the children away from the platforms that permit easy monitoring for platforms which could greatly open the door to currently unknown risks or repercussions.

The question for parents of Digital Natives is at what point do you let go of your child’s digital identity and allow them the right to stumble and fail on their own? Just like in “analog life” a Parent can advise, suggest and help a child only so, then the child must to discover the lessons of life on their own. That Parental epiphany of “Wow, my Parents were right” will eventually be shared between yourself and your child.

The same life-lessons hold true in the online communities of today, and those of the future. Digital life has become just another aspect of life, not a second identity but a part of the whole identity. Growing, learning, stumbling and failing are an essential part of the process of evolution.

So the question that has to be asked: just how much of your child’s life are you sharing?

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The Hidden Secret in Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin’s Resume

March 21, 2014

Tweet A little fun for Friday In 1996 Google co-founder Sergey Brin was essentially unknown so of course he needed a resume. Unfortunately he didn’t have the ability to create a social resume with Follr and so created a Web page: To see the entire resume click here but it’s unlikely that you’ll see anything […]

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Are You Willing To Die To Live Forever?

March 20, 2014

Tweet Is digital immortality achievable? To an increasing number of people the question is rhetorical; the answer is yes. Author and producer Jeff Norton asks this very question in the following brief video and refers to the Stephen Cave book “Immortality.” The book leads to a question bound to be unpopular with those that are […]

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What is The Cost of Social Media Abstinence and Online Anonymity?

March 19, 2014

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Follr Feature – Professional and Personal Tags

March 18, 2014

Tweet As we continue our exploration of Follr features, new additions and old favorites, we bring you Follr Tags. Follr tags are not the same as the “hash-tags” we featured in our previous post. In the example below, four connection suggestions are offered: Using the ‘Tag’ quick search you are able to type in the […]

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Event Tech News Highlights Follr

March 17, 2014

Tweet EventTechNews.com is a new resource for the disruptive, fast-growing, fast-changing world of technology centered on events, conferences, trade shows and conventions. Their editorial focus is to provide an objective centralized resource narrowly devoted to the trends, companies, products, investors, meeting planners, event organizers, sponsors and exhibitors who are disrupting the events industry with technology. […]

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Why Upgrade to Follr Professional?

March 14, 2014

Tweet People often ask what the difference is between the free version of Follr Personal and the paid version. There are lots of differences, here are some of them: Social Stream – Follr Professional displays up to 30 posts from each social source going back up to 180 days. This is far more content than […]

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