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agk
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re: Social media and engineers: Live with it, OK?
agk   2/27/2011 3:49:24 PM
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I will join soon in face book and twitter. The engineers social media face is like a robbot and the arts person looks like a doll and a science person looks like a scientist and a doctor looks like supreme in the social media

David Ashton
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David Ashton   2/25/2011 11:55:58 PM
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I still have not been convinced to join Facebook or Twitter (been tempted to, haven't got there yet....), but I did open a HackHut account for the 555 contest. I guess I am being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.... Love the 555 contest. Finally something a dummy like me can enter!!

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David Ashton   2/25/2011 11:47:33 PM
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It's a well known bug here. The first time you see your post it looks like crap. Just do a refresh and all will be well. As you've probably already found out. Successive editors have failed to sort it out (there's a challenge for you Brian!!) But once you know about it, no panic.

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Luis Sanchez   2/25/2011 9:54:03 PM
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This is an interesting point. Glad I came to read again this article. I'll be carefull with my image too. thanks!

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Robotics Developer   2/25/2011 9:14:41 PM
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All right I am convinced, I will join facebook and twitter! Thanks for the push and help!

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monpjc   2/25/2011 10:37:52 AM
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All social media is important to be involved with. Twitter give great access to other engineers and companies. Access that you just canít get any other way. Having LinkedIn account allows others to see exactly who you are and what you have done - itís not just about posting your CV. Itís an important port of your online profile. And writing blogs allows you to voice your own views, talk about what interests you and will encourage others to connect and talk to you. It may all means like hard work - but the benefits is having a network of engineers and resources at your finger tips.

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Jeri.Ellsworth   2/25/2011 10:06:32 AM
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Ugh. Where did my formatting go? See!

Jeri.Ellsworth
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Jeri.Ellsworth   2/25/2011 10:05:15 AM
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As an engineer I worried about putting my reputation on the line with social media. What if a potential employer reads my posts and it hurts my chances of getting a job? Will my colleagues look down at me if I make a mistake when discussing an engineering topic? I had a wake up call about my online image after an interview around 2007. The interviewer on the other side of the table said "I Googled you." What was he seeing? I was surprised to find top Google hits were blogs by fans of my work with incorrect or incomplete information and a vandalized Wikipedia article. From that point on I decided that I would be more active online and present the story I wanted to be told and not let random people who chatted with me for 15 minutes at a trade shows fabricate my online persona.

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David Ashton   2/24/2011 9:40:37 PM
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And don't forget Karen's Webinar: Social-Media-101-for-Engineers http://www.eetimes.com/electrical-engineers/education-training/webinars/4210992/Social-Media-101-for-Engineers

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Brian Fuller2   2/24/2011 8:08:04 PM
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By the way, if you haven't seen Michael Barr's useful guide to social media for engineers (Duane's already weighed in!), here's a link: http://eetimes.com/discussion/barr-code/4213047/Social-networking-for-engineers?pageNumber=1

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