Semantic web is coming! Warn your students.

 

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Already you will have  heard stories of students careers being harmed by inappropriate use of social media. And, with the progress to the semantic web, the opportunity for this to happen is only going to dramatically increase.

The internet is an amazing tool, but it has a long memory. As Chris Loux says, everyone makes mistakes. But where those points will disappear off your driving licence in a few years, on the internet there is no such filter, those mistakes will just keep popping up with every search.

So does that mean social media is a bad thing? 

No, it means that students need to be taught what good web citizenship is and this should start now, or there may be consequences.