Ok, I’m back… after a long hiatus. On to digital footprints. I remember doing this way back when I first started the 23 things to Digital Knowledge journey and the results were not as good. I have been in my position for a couple years now, which requires a digital presence, so I guess the progress is good. I guess I like to complicate things since I use multiple variations on my name.

Lisa Tyson

I searched in an incognito browser for ‘Lisa Tyson’ and the 3rd result was my LinkedIn, but my About Me image from my main WordPress site was in the 16th row of images.

About Me photo

Elle Tyson

When I searched ‘Elle Tyson’ that same About Me image was in the 7th row, but the ODU directory entry was the first result on the main search page.

Lisa Nicole Tyson

For my full name ‘Lisa Nicole Tyson’ the CV from the main WordPress site is the first result and my actual homepage is the second result, and huzzah, that main About Me pic is the first result in the images, the header image from About Me is the second result.

L. N. Tyson, etc.

To search any of these 3 ‘LN Tyson, L.N. Tyson & L. N. Tyson’ the first image is the image from this 23 things site, my About Me image is on the 3rd row of images. On the main search page, this 23 things site comes up first (so I better keep working on it), and then my main WordPress, then my professional Facebook, which I started a while back and have not done much with. The rest of the results were all houses with the address Tyson Lane because of the abbreviation Ln. for lane. Haha!

What I hope to gain out of the 23 Things programme

I am the ePortfolio Support Coordinator at Old Dominion University, so I work with WordPress and other platforms all the time. I am not much of a blogger though. I wanted to do something that matched my interests, where I might learn some new tips, while also being forced to practice blogging. I’d like to get more comfortable with it and make it more of a habit.

What I think of ODU’s guidelines/handbook for Social Media

Since I’ve managed the social media accounts for a couple different entities on my campus, I was aware of some of the policies, but not all of them. I had stumbled upon some of the guidelines when looking for png images of the school’s logo. I don’t really like that we have to hand over the creation of any profile images to University Web Communications. They look so boring! In exploring the site more, I found a specific page for official ODU hashtags which I plan to look into and possibly register some for our #ODUeP.