Tuesday 22 February 2011

More Blogging

It seems too long since I last sat down and blogged.
The New Scientist (as often) prompted me with an article about online reputations.
It is amazing what you can find out about people by Googling them. Interesting what it says about oneself.
It appears that an entire industry has sprung up whose sole purpose is to help people manage their online reputation and gain control over their virtual persona's.

Have you ever stumbled across nasty surprises about yourself on the Internet?
An embarrassing photo?
A small indiscretion?
A false claim?

The thrust of the article at http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928001.600-keeping-up-eppearances-how-to-bury-your-digital-dirt.html is that putting out MORE not less is the answer. Put out more that the search engines such and Google like, and it will find that first, instead of the tittle tattle that you want rid of - Maybe.

Next time you post that status on Facebook. Who do you think might be looking at it?
Food for thought.

And who are those other people with your name? What mix ups could there be?