Let’s face it, we all share different amounts in our lives. Depending on the environment we are in, and the people that we are with. What you share with a close friend in the safeness of your own house will be worlds apart from what you would share whilst talking to a stranger in the park.
We have lived like this for decades. Why is it then, with the all consuming Internet, and increase in social media that people seem to be comfortable walking around the park with mega-phones in their hands and leaflet-bombing the grass with their personal information?
Whilst many people will not care about this, you absolutely should if you care about you reputation. Then again, you might be of the opinion, “what do you care what people know about you?”
Personally, my view as a potential client, or as a potential employee is that I absolutely care! My reputation is important to me and I want to be seen for the values that I believe in and for who I am. I know full well that when I go to a meeting with a new client that there is a high probability that they would’ve Google’d my name – wanting to know who I am. Why do I know this? Firstly because those that I have met have known more about me than I’ve presented them with, and secondly because it’s what I do myself.
Google is king
If I am meeting someone for the first time, I Google them, and if you have never Googled your own name then I suggest that you stop reading and you do it now!
The Internet, and especially social media is like a forever absorbing sponge, it just keeps soaking […]