Will the Real Courtney Hawkins Please Stand Up!

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This week I had the opportunity to cyber sleuth Courtney Hawkins. When I began my investigation, I soon realized Courtney Hawkins is a Major League Baseball player. This was not the Courtney Hawkins I was looking for…


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Because this Courtney Hawkins was taking over my google searches, I narrowed it down to “Courtney Hawkins Regina“.

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As I continued my investigation, I ended up finding Courtney Hawkins on numerous web based platforms.


Courtney’s Facebook revealed the city she resides in, gender, birthday, and education/work history.

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I found that Courtney has 2 Twitter accounts. One being Educational which is open to the public and one that is personal and private. Her educational Twitter reveals she is a 4th year science teacher at the University of Regina, as well as a comedian and an animal lover. She also had the link to her word press account.

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Courtney’s blog contains numerous things such as professional field experiences, classes and recourses. She also provides a wide variety of information about who she is.

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Courtney has an Instagram account but it is private.

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Courtney also has a VSCO account, displaying pictures of her day to day life. This account is not private.

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Through my CREEPING, I learned many things about Courtney as she has showcased many experiences through these online platforms.


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And last but not least, Courtney’s evolution of…


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And this is where I will conclude my cyber sleuthing of Courtney Hawkins. Courtney is on many different online platforms. I believe that she shares an adequate amount; not too much, not too little. The accounts that she has made available to the public are professional and provide the basic information that people would need. Some of her other accounts are private, therefore people need to follow her and allow her to accept in order for people to gain that private information about her.

As I was cyber sleuthing Courtney, I often wondered what people would be able to find out about me in regards to my digital identity. In Monica Lewinsky’s Ted Talk: The Price of Shame, it truly demonstrates how powerful our technology world is. We need to use caution with the information and content we are putting online and who has access to it. She discusses how her private words, actions, conversations and photos were made public without consent. The consequences of posting one wrong thing online can be detrimental.

In Nicole Lee’s article “Having multiple online identities is more normal than you think“, I found it interesting in how common it is now a days to have numerous online platforms and identities.. This article made a very bold statement:Screen Shot 2019-03-10 at 2.14.11 PMIn regards to myself, I can completely relate to this statement. I have multiple online accounts, with different audiences and for different purposes. For example, I have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts to connect and share with my family and friends. These accounts are more relaxed and informal. I also have Twitter, WordPress, Pinterest and Instagram accounts to connect and share with classmates, teachers and educational organizations. These accounts are more formal and professional.

At the end of the day, my biggest take away from learning about cyber sleuthing is to think before you post!



2 thoughts on “Will the Real Courtney Hawkins Please Stand Up!

  1. Good blog post, Sarah! I like that you’ve added lots of hyperlinks and pictures to help your reader see the sleuthing path that you took. I agree with you statement about thinking before you post! The amount of time it takes for a post to ruin your life is probably much shorter than one would expect it to take – so be careful. I’m curious about your thoughts on teachers having private social media accounts. A lot of people seem to argue that if an account is private, there must be something to hide. It also seems that teachers are held to a higher standard online than people in other professions. How do you feel about those two statements?


  2. You did an amazing job at sleuthing your classmate, Courtney Hawkins. The way you structured your post made it seem like I was right there with you while you were doing your investigation. It also helps with the amount of links and pictures you included into your posts. I think it is smart that you bolded your last statement, “Think before you post”. A lot of people forget that even though you deleted something off the internet, it can be on dozens of other websites as well now. Posting online can be scary and requires a lot of thinking, nicely done Sarah!


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