Why Manage Your Web Shadow?

Antony Mayfield gives three reasons for caring what the web says about you (2010:xii).

  • Our lives are moving online
  • The web is the first place many will look to find out about you
  • Being findable and connected brings opportunities

Take care what you post –  but do remember reason three, too!

Here are his Top Ten Rules

1. Check your Google Shadow regularly

2. Be the first/best source about yourself

3. Understand networks and which ones are important to you

4. Be present in your networks

5. Be useful

6 Draw a line between public and private

7. Remember that you are always on the record

8. Get a thicker sking

9. Don’t think of the web as another world

10. He only gives nine – what do you think should go here????



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