The Deaf Association Students
of STI College Baguio led the Invocation Hymn.
Do you really think before you post something? To rant at someone? To post a hanging question that is addressed to someone? Have you ever posted a picture that eventually you regretted? How can you make the most out of Social Media? Here comes the STI National Youth Convention wherein three topics are discussed to STIers nationwide that will help them know the latest trends and more importantly help them plan for their future. STI has invited three revered guests as it launched the NYC in Baguio City last November 29, 2013 at the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center. This year’s theme is Social Media and Me – Discover the real ife impact of every like, share and post. Here are some highlights of the their talks.
WE ARE WHAT WE LIKE – THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
MR. VINCENT "VINCE" TABOR
Google Business Groups Philippines Country Champion and
GBG Baguio Community Manager
Vince tackled a emerging Social Media platform which is being used by 540 million people worldwide and has now overtaken Twitter with the most number of subscribers – Google Plus. What makes Google plus different from other social media platforms is that Google uses its own products to make your Google plus experience better. Highly recommended for your barkada is the Google Hangouts so go and check it out. Lastly, Vince showed a glimpse of the future here in the Philippines about a technology that is actually finished but is not yet available here – the Google Glass. The influence of Social Media is really upon us and its up to us to use it wisely or make it use us.
THINK BEFORE YOU POST – ACT AGAINST CYBERBULLYING
MR. SONNIE SANTOS
Social Business and Brand Strategist
Advocate of Social Computing Privacy & Social Good
Sonnie said bullying has three components – the agrressor, the accomplice and the one being bullied! There are many situations that Sonnie described and most often times the aggressors are sometimes the ones being bullied themselves and they look for other means to refocus their insecurities. What was very important in his talk was that one must really think first before you post any picture out in public specially the ones that might be easily manipulated in photoshop and videos that will haunt you in the future. Lastly he mentioned that if you are cyberbullied by anonymous people there is a way to trace them through the NBI. So do remember to think before you post.
I CARE TO SHARE – RECRUITMENT & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
President of Exeqserve,
Trainer and Organizational Development Consultant
One of the best ways to take advantage of Social media is to use some tools that would benefit you. One thing that STIers should do is to create their online portfolio. First you can use an infographic resume to show off what you have and eventually build on it as the years pass by. If you are in first year, now is the best time to start while if you are in fourth year its never too late. Edwin, also discussed various characteristics that employers look for in job applicants. Lastly, Ed said that STIers should take advantage of various online job sites most specially the I-CARES sites where STIers can apply and eventually get called to get a job.
The three NYC Speakers
Ed Ebreo, Sonnie Santos , Vince Tabor