Andrew Selepak Comments on How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts
Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Social Media Clean Up: How-to Guide for Students” published in Smart Social on Oct. 7.
The article features a guide to cleaning up your social media account to prevent possible issues when applying to college or for a job. This could entail everything from updating privacy settings to deleting questionable posts.
According to Selepak, “The best way for students to clean up and protect their online presence is to do a regular social media audit. Students should reexamine their Instagram posts, go back through their Twitter posts with Advanced Search, check their TikTok videos, and review their daily Facebook Memories notifications for posts that no longer accurately reflect their reputation or could damage their reputation.”
“Too often we make posts when we are emotional that doesn’t accurately reflect our true views or at least our more articulate and subdued views, or posts we made when we were younger that embarrass us today,” said Selepak. “Parents and educators should also remind students that posts made today for likes, comments, and follows, could be the same posts that tomorrow prevent a student from getting a job, internship, or letter of recommendation.”