Search Engines and Manage : It is undeniable that it is very useful for finding various information in today’s digital era. If used properly, this technology can contribute to increasing human resource capacity which leads to improved productivity. However, internet users must remain careful and filter all information in cyberspace.
Search Engines and Manage Digital Footprint
Managing Director of D&D Consulting and Founder of Assessme.id, Ni Made Sudaryani, said that the use of search engines must be optimized for the development of digital skills.
“For example, using effective keywords, filtering information, and using the fact check feature. Search engine applications in cyberspace include Google, Yahoo!, Yandex, Bing, Ask, and Baidu,” said Ni Made in the webinar ‘Sejahtera through Digital World’ organized by the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemkominfo) together with the National Digital Literacy Movement (GNLD) Siberkreasi, in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, recently.
Some tips that netizens can use for search engine optimization, he suggests using the tabs feature to make search results more specific, using quotation marks, using dashes to exclude objects, and using colons to search from one site.
In addition to maximizing search engines, talking about digital skills must also know how to safely transact at the market place.
“First, make sure to use a trusted market place, have features that support discussions with sellers or resolutions if the goods purchased are not appropriate, and make sure the funds that have been transacted are still stored in the shop shop account before the goods are received properly,” said Ni Made adding.
Meanwhile. Andi Widya Syadzwina. Who is known as a writer and secretary of the Association of Indonesian Communication Scholars (ISKI) South Sulawesi. Said that social media can connect citizens to anyone with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore ethics must be maintain. “For example. By detecting negative content. Stop its spread. And only produce useful content. Some examples that include negative content include hate speech. Decency violations. Fake news or hoaxes, and things that offend ethnicity, race, and religion.