Using social media positively
Social media is so common in our society that almost everyone is connected to some form of it, whether it is Twitter, Facebook or even Pinterest. We are in a fast-paced, technologically evolving society and we are addicted to social media. 16
So how does one ensure a positive online reputation? It’s simple:
Keep it clean. 17 Party photos with alcohol are an absolute no-no. Would you want to have your boss see these photos? Make sure to post contents that you feel positively reflect you, your creativity and your skills.
18 You have a private Twitter account so you can post anything you want? This is decidedly not the case. Privacy settings make it harder to see your full account, but it’s not impossible. Under no circumstance should you rely on privacy settings as a way to protect inappropriate contents.
19 Keep it classy(优等的)! Discover your brand, or what you want people to think of you. Proper spelling and grammar is always a plus, but it may not be your brand. Think about what you want people to think of you and go with it.
Follow these simple rules and you’re on your way to building, or restoring an online reputation. Using social media positively doesn’t mean you can't have fun and use it to express yourself; however, you want to ensure that you’re OK with anyone seeing everything you post. 20
Like it or not, your social networks reflect you--- make sure you look like the shining star that you truly are.
A. Ensure you’re professional.
B. In fact, we long for social media.
C. Social media is common now.
D. Don’t trust privacy settings.
E. Be entirely sure about what you’re posting.
F. Once you click post, there’s no looking back.
G. Make sure your post is written personally.
【答案解析】16-20 B E D A F
16.B 根据上一句We are in a fast-paced, technologically evolving society and we are addicted to social media. 我们是在一个快节奏的,技术发展的社会,我们沉迷于社交媒体。故B项：事实上,我们渴望社交媒体。先说我们沉迷于社交媒体，然后再说事实上,我们渴望。
17.E 根据前面主题句Keep it clean和后面Party photos with alcohol are an absolute no-no..可知词句涉及的是在媒体上发布的内容。故E项符合上下文。
18.D 根据下文Privacy settings make it harder to see your full account, but it’s not impossible.可知此处的主题句讲的是Privacy settings。故D项:Don’t trust privacy settings符合。
19.A 此空主题句为祈使句，根据后面Keep it classy(优等的)! Discover your brand；Proper spelling and grammar is always a plus,可知是讲述发帖的专业性，A项professional与下文相符。
20.F 根据前一句however, you want to ensure that you’re OK with anyone seeing everything you post.可知要谨慎发布，一旦发布就有人看到，其产生的影响没有得回头。故F项符合上文。