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Digital Fluency : Managing Your Online Footprint

“Effectively employing and understanding digital tools to express ideas in appropriate contexts."

Google Alerts

Monitor the Web for interesting new content

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.

Enter a search query you wish to monitor. You will see a preview of the type of results you'll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

  • monitoring a developing news story
  • keeping current on a competitor or industry
  • getting the latest on a celebrity or event
  • keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
  • monitor your name to see what is posted about you on the Web

Click HERE to access Google Alerts

Online Footprint Videos

Resumejobs2009. (2009, May 23). How to create a video resume and get hired [Video file]. Retrieved from

TED Talks. (2009, December). Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDxTalks. (2011, April 25). Building a personal brand: Jacob Cass at TEDxCMU 2011 [Video file]. Retrieved from

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Social Media & Professionalism

Use these links to read about how using social media can help your career:

Berkeley College. (2013). Social media and your digital footprint. Retrieved from