Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Managing an Online Identity

Because of some of the various issues described in the previous posting, it would be wise for some to maintain a professional online Identity. There are various professional networking websites available to those who chose to employ this type of technique. For those who prefer a more traditional method of meeting people, job seeking, etc., it may be to their advantage to at least be conscientious of what negative material may be on the web regarding themselves. Advice to hinder such a scenario includes simple steps such as typing one's own name into a search engine. Simply by doing this one can discover what if any potentially harmful information is available for anyone to see. One downfall to this practice, however is the fact that many people have common names such as "John Smith" and may not easily find him or herself simply by using a search engine alone.

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