Social Media During Swab Year

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  1. savannahk

    savannahk Member

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    Hey everyone! This might be a stupid question, but what are the exact rules about social media that we need to be aware of prior to reporting in? Do our Facebook accounts need to be "deactivated" or just not logged in anywhere? And as far as Instagram and twitter go, I'm not sure if there is a way to deactivate them.. so do we delete them? And what about snapchat and Skype?

    Thank you for any/all input. We just want to cover our bases and do what we need to do before R-Day!
     
  2. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    They need to be deactivated and deleted.

    No Facebook,
    No Skype
    No Instagram
    No Instant Messenger
    No Twitter
    No Myspace (if that's still a thing)
    No Youtube
    No Movies
    No Netflix
    No Online Videos (other sites)
    And as the class of 2016 will tell you, No Instagram

    If you can't deactivate it, you have to delete it.

    You'll get a full list of expectations the first week of the Academic year, but these have been the ones for the past four years.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    And no.. watches?
     
  4. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    Only if your cadre think you're spending too much time worrying about time and not going fast enough. :yllol:
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    And for those of you who think you're slick and can get away with it......

    ..you WILL be caught.

    Your cadre are MUCH slicker. :thumb:
     
  6. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Wow. What about email?
     
  7. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    The academy will assign you an email account so yes, you will have email access. Just be smart and follow the expectations. A large majority of the class of 2016 enjoyed a week if restriction for Instagram, and that was about a week before carry on was granted to them in April!

    Honestly, these restrictions are for 2017's benefit. I didn't realize it when I was a freshman but avoiding those distractions makes it much easier to focus on school and perform well. People fail out every semester, this is sort of a safeguard to assist freshman with learning time management.

    By the way...see you in 2 weeks :)
     
  8. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    Even during leave, T&F? You're so locked on :wink:
     
  9. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Oh yes, I am so locked on STN. I just can't help it sometimes. :biggrin: You would know all about how locked on I am. You're going to ruin my image. :yllol:

    What STN is referring to is that freshman will be allowed to access Social Media during leave periods. Thanksgiving is always up in the air though. My class could have it during Thanksgiving while 2016 could not. It just depends. It is a lot of fun to have it during leave and see what has been going on with friends from high school.
     
  10. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    I was actually referring to how you were spending your leave on SAF helping prepare incoming swabs for the adventure that awaits them... an adventure that you're going to play a very heavy hand in :eek:
     
  11. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    :eek: Isn't that a scary thought?

    I could say the same for you though, although I suppose it has to be respectfully now ENS STN :biggrin:

    Aren't you supposed to be on a roadtrip to Seattle or something?
     
  12. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    Actually as of a few hours ago, I am here.

    25 days after I left connecticut.

    And hey, I have to have something to do before I get underway forever :eek:
     
  13. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I've been underway the entire summer...
     

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