The previous lecture and seminar on this topic was fun..until you realised how easy it is for others to find out information about you that you wouldn’t necessarily want the rest of the world to know. I was one of the unlucky ones whose profiles were examined during one of the seminars. Ever since then, I privatised my Facebook profile.
Just like the majority of Americans, I shared the opinion of having nothing to hide. Not the wisest decision of mine.
Apart from Facebook, I’m also a community member of Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, draugiem.lv, Soundcloud, Erasmusu.com (don’t recall this one?) , Storify, about.me. My accounts are public, everyone can see anything I post. Why? Not being a wild party animal or a rude person, I have never posted anything offensive or something that might potentially damage my future professional profile.
When googling my name, nothing much comes up – all my social media profiles, images of me and my friends, a video on Youtube with me.
I would say finding information about me is relatively easy as most of my profiles are public, hence it is not under my control. Even though now I am sure that none of my posts won’t have a destroying effect in the future, two different profiles should be made – one for personal use and the other for professional platform. This would give me some control of what information is being shared around.
What about you? What does Google have to say about you?