Got digital identity?
By Joe G on Oct 05, 2007
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?