Lecture 102:

Technology, Design & Architecture
“Organization & Developing an Online Identity”

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Lecture 102 Practice:


In this age of internet savvy consumers, it is critical you actively create and manage your online identity to control your public image.  For this exercise, you will be creating your own LinkedIn Profile (Resume) and personal landing page in addition to preparing your flash drive and organizing your calendar.

Part 1:

  • As we discussed in lecture, calendars are a critical part of your organizational system. While you may choose to use a different piece of software on your personal computer, your mobile calendar needs to be a web-enabled calendar or a portable version of a desktop calendar in order to be effective.
    I recommend starting with a web-based calendar. There are many out there, but I’ve found Google Calendar to be easy, full-featured, and free. If you don’t already have a Google account, you can sign up for one (http://calendar.google.com). Other options include outlook.com and yahoo.com.
  • Take some time to familiarize yourself with your calendar of choice.  Add important dates and confirm that your calendar syncs to your various devices (computer, tablet & smartphone).

Part 2:

  • In the lecture, we also discussed consolidating your email accounts. While the following is recommended, it is optional and not required for the course.
  • Log in to your non-essential email account(s).
  • Set up email forwarding to the email address you frequently use so that all of your emails will be sure to reach you.

Part 3:

  • Create an account (if you don’t already have one) with LinkedIn.com
  • Spend the next 30 minutes creating your own profile/resume.  If you already have a working resume, use this as a base for your profile.  If you already have a LinkedIn page, update your profile so that it is current.
  • Upload a photo to your profile (Ideally this is the same photo you used as your Gravatar.com image from Digital Life 0.13 .)
  • Consider changing your profile address to something like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname.

Part 4:

  • Follow “Digital Life 0.12 [flavors.me]” to create your own flavors.me personal landing page. You do not need to pay for any premium services for this exercise. Please take time with your design. We will occasionally revisit this page in future exercises to update it with new techniques that will be discussed in lecture.
  • Make sure to include content you post on the course website as one of your services in addition to your LinkedIn Profile page.

Part 5:

  • Please post a link to your personal landing page on the course website. This post must include your full name (“Grant Adams”) and your flavors.me page (http://www.flavors.me/grantadams).
  • You can make a link by clicking on the chain links in the WordPress editor.
  • You must post this to the course website.  You will need to take a screenshot of your PLP and set this as your featured image for your post.
  • Please update your profile for the course website to include your new PLP as your homepage.  Include your LinkedIn profile as another link and consider filling out the remaining links as appropriate. Remember this will help to establish your online identity.
  • If you have not already done so, Follow Digital Life 0.13  to upload a profile picture and associate it with your email address.

About the Author:

Grant Adams

Associate Professor of Architecture
Diablo Valley College

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