Got digital identity?

A co-worker sent me the link to an article, "Managing Your Reputation Online", that discusses the well-known fact that people google you.  I was never one to stress about people googling me, but this article may change all of that. According to this article I now need to manage my online identity.  My first thought..."how much time is this going to take?", my second thought....."will I be delayed at the airport because of my online identity?"  The good news is that there are tools available to help you manage your online identity like a "calculator" that can determine your google quotient. 


After reading this article and calculating my identity, I pondered......who the "bleep" am I really?  My conclusion, Sybil.   Seriously, I have varied interests and varied groups of friends, and only rarely, do they get to intermingle, and it's almost always on my terms.

Initially, I was stressed about having to manage my online identity, but after a few deep breaths and a quick-personality-change, my heart has quit racing.  My online identity is not Disastrous, and I haven't been Dissed...so at least I don't need to hire a pr firm for damage control.  With Bazooka Joe's help (only 3 out of the top 30 references were really ME), I'm merely Digitally Dabbling. In essence, this means I get to create a new personality to add to the mix.  Hopefully, all of those other personalities will keep quiet and let this online identity coexist...I don't really want to be known as Internet Sybil!  Stick around to see if I can keep my online reputation in check...is yours in check?

Comments:

OMG! Worse than if someone Googles you and finds out about your alter ego...what if they find nothing (or nothing of consequence)? Man! So, you mean this is more than watercooler gossip and posturing? BTW - Googling yourself can be pretty interesting. I found some details about a lawsuit that I testified in back in 1993!

Posted by Elise Mattei on October 05, 2007 at 09:01 AM PDT #

Interesting, I am apparently "digitally distinct" - all those blog entries bubbling to the top I guess. My namesakes include an insurance agent and a self proclaimed American 'Lord' who left a literary legacy and was somewhat eccentric - we must be related!

Posted by Tim on October 05, 2007 at 12:12 PM PDT #

A very interesing off-beat posting! I was quite intrigued to follow the link and try the identity calculator. I got a 10/10 score but that maybe because I left my fingerprints on some many doors I've opened or tried to open. Am not sure if the simplistic rules of the identity calculator is scientific enough. One of the tips mentioned to become digitally distinct is to write online reviews. Is that my motivation to leave a comment now?

Posted by OCP Advisor on October 06, 2007 at 08:01 PM PDT #

"Internet Sybil" - I love it!

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