I'm writing a CV. I have a section which I've currently named "Online Presence" in which I give details of my online accounts like twitter, linkedin, github, stackexchange etc.

But the phrase "Online Presence" seems little awkward and uncomfortable, is there any better phrase to use instead of "Online Presence"?

Thank You.

  • "Online presence" is certainly an established term for what you describe. Why is it awkward? – Andrew Leach Oct 3 '13 at 12:54
  • @AndrewLeach I was just feeling little uncomfortable with the phrase. Since, it's an establish term, I'll use it. However, any alternatives for that phrase? – TheKojuEffect Oct 3 '13 at 13:07

I think another accepted term is Social media footprint.

  • But perhaps a little narrower in scope - that would cover facebook, twitter, linked in and possibly a blog, but not a traditional website. – Chris H Oct 3 '13 at 13:11
  • Sure, but the OP didn't mention a website. He or she could go with digital footprint too. – JLG Oct 3 '13 at 13:16
  • True enough - the conclusion I drew from the OP's phrase and short list of examples was broader than yours - with your digital footprint alternative you cover both senses though (maybe it should be in your answer as well). They might be widely accepted phrases (and therefore get my vote), but personally I don't like them: A footprint is an impression you leave behind, while generally social media, especially if it's [I want to say they're] going on a CV, would be maintained - as a presence implies better than a footprint. – Chris H Oct 3 '13 at 14:13
  • @JLG Thanks for the response, actually I need to have accounts like github, stackexchange. Any ideas? – TheKojuEffect Oct 3 '13 at 15:04
  • @TheKojuEffect JLG's given you digital footprint, there's also online footprint. – Chris H Oct 3 '13 at 15:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.