Know Your Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media

20 Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Digital Citizenship

This article was written by TeachThoughtStaff.

I found this chart very intriguing to me. Even the small things stood out, it was very eye catching and I think that is a good aspect to it to draw people towards it. I like how it brought basic manners used in everyday life to the social media world as “rules”. It is a combined list of Do’s and Don’ts on social media platforms. I am going to share some of my favorites from both sides.

Do’s: Build your own Brand(promote yourself positively), Treat other the way you’d like to be treated(be pleasant and polite), Use proper english(spelling and grammar), Be careful what you share(make sure it is legal, i.e., others retweets).

Don’ts: Dont steal others work(copyrights), Don’t feed the trolls(ignore and report), Don’t just retweet(make your own content).

This is a very beneficial for any person that uses social media. It shows you how you should and should not act online, which could also be applied to offline.


University of Michigan Teaches Digital Etiquette to Middle School Students

This article is written by Meghan Borgardus Cortez.

To continue the topic of digital citizenship, I chose this article to reflect on that ties into the first article.

This article is about master’s students from University of Michigan that teach middle schooler in Ann Arbor how to be safe and treat each other online. Digital citizenship is a key role in the first step to improving cybersecurity. If these children learn how to treat each other online and learn about these new things then they are less susceptible to being a victim or being the person cyberbullying.

This program teaches kids about privacy, security, phishing, copyright infringement, online reputation and cyberbullying. I am sure that at some point in everyones life someone instills in our minds that whatever you put online will stay on there forever no matter if you delete it or not. I think that this program is an amazing thing to teach young kids about this and show them the right thing to do online and how to be safe.

This article goes hand in hand with the Do’s and Don’ts article and I think that this is a very interning topic that a lot of people don’t think can be taught.


Straying away from the above topics, another I found interesting is wearable technology.WearablesStatsImage_1be205394ef7

Checking your vitals: Wearable technology is changing the way we monitor health

This article is written by Angela Haggerty.

It is no surprise that in today’s world mobile technology has changed the way we interact with each other. Wearable devices such as Apple Watches, FitBits, Garmin etc… are becoming very popular for many reason. They allow us to track our health in areas such as measuring exercise, heart rate, calorie intake and also keep close watch on someone’s vitals.

I think that wearable devices are such smart invention. They are for the sole purpose of mining health, reaching your goals and preventing problems. People are so accustomed to typing in their symptoms on google and then results come up with such things like cancer and then it freaks you out(I have done this before). This in no way is a substitute for a professional opinion, but wearing one of these can help you keep track of yourself and maybe if something isn’t going right, it will push you to see medical help.

I have always wanted an Apple Watch and when I finally get one I am very excited to be able to have that technology to keep track of myself and goals right at my wrist.




Social Media in Health

Social Media for Wellness

Using social media for health and wellness can be a great thing if that is the thing for you. No everyone is connected with social media, but it makes sense for the people that are to take advantage of it. Although the internet can by very overwhelming when researching health, it can also be very helpful. A lot of sites, specifically the one I looked at,, uses a system of 70/30. This means that for every 10 posts, 7 are resourceful and 3 are promotional. Obviously when using the internet there is going to be promotions and I think that that is okay, it is how companies make money, but if they are giving out resources for health then why not?

Apple Health Data used in Murder Investigations

Recently, I have come across some articles that talk about how the pre-installed health tracker on your phone has helped investigators find evidence against murder and rape victims. The app records steps, nutrition, sleep patterns and also heart rate. In the article I read it showed that the steps that were shown on the phone were crucial in how the police determined the act of disposing the body. I think that this could be a really good thing. If you have a prime suspect and are trying determine the path they took to whatever crime they were committing, using the steps could be very helpful.

App or Not to App

This was my personal favorite to read. It talked about how there are so many apps today that deal with health and a lot of them dealing with mental illness. I think this is a really good thing. It could be a more practical way to deal with someones illness rather than going to therapy, some people are just not comfortable with it. It is so practical, it can be available to anyone and very helpful. These apps could also be misleading if they are not used correctly. They talk about the criteria on how to determine if an app is good. There are five aspects to the criteria that I will share below2017-02-13-1486976947-766984-APA.App.Model.jpg

I chose to focus on social media for wellness this week because it is very interesting to me. I enjoy using social media for health and I can be very tech savvy so it comes easy to me. All these articles were so interesting to me and brought new ideas to me that I can explore.