Within the last decade we have seen how technology has changed the way we communicate. Mobile phones are now ubiquitous and for many access to the internet. Connecting and communicating in social spaces has provided many, the opportunity to extend their social networks, overcoming temporal, spatial and geographical boundaries. Globally dispersed connections have been reunited. Multimedia sharing and user generated content flies through the air and adds a richness to the dialogues that ensue.
However, despite the advice on responsible use of social media that is readily available, for some there seems to be a naivety or unawareness of the impact of their digital identity as they transcend the 'digital airwaves'. There is a blurring of social and professional that is open for all to see. Monitoring and surveillance is something anyone can undertake. My talk will highlight some of the dangers of open digital connectedness and will also look at how taking ownership of your online presence can not only enhance the way others perceive you, but also help you highlight your professional you.